What dishes can chopped mint be used in?
Our recipe ideas for using chopped mint in your cooking:
- Egyptian tabbouleh: add 1 tablespoon of chopped mint to your bulgur wheat and let it swell with lemon juice (find the complete recipe below);
- mint honey: add 1 tablespoon of chopped mint to 250 ml of honey and let it macerate for 2 weeks away from light;
- melon and feta salad: sprinkle ½ tablespoon of chopped mint on your diced melon, with feta and olive oil;
- mint and cheese omelet: add 2 teaspoons of chopped mint and fresh goat cheese squares to your beaten eggs;
- mint lemon sorbet: add 1 tablespoon of chopped mint to your preparation and place it in the freezer.
The fresh and intense aromas of chopped mint
The highly aromatic nose of Terre Exotique chopped mint takes us on a journey! Its intense, sweet and fresh aromas are both gentle and refreshing.
Where does Terre Exotique mint come from?
How does mint grow?
Mint belongs to the Lamiaceae family, its botanical name is Mentha Spicata. Harvested from May to October, the plant can reach up to 80 cm in height and grows in Europe, Asia, North America and North Africa. The world's leading producer of mint is Morocco.
What is the difference between green mint and peppermint?
Often confused, these two types of mint are quite different. Green mint is not a hybrid species, it belongs to Mentha spicata, unlike peppermint, whose botanical name is Mentha x piperita and is a hybrid. In addition, the taste of these two mints is opposite. One is sweet and sugary, the other is more peppery and stronger.
The history of mint
Mint, used as early as the 1st century BC, was found by archaeologists in dried mint leaves in the tombs of the Egyptians.
Mint also appears in Greek mythology where Hades, the God of darkness, was in love with the nymph Minthé. His wife, Persephone, jealous, transformed her into a mint plant.
Some peoples like the Assyrians or the Babylonians used mint to digest more easily. In Greece, mint was forbidden to soldiers because it was considered an aphrodisiac. Finally, the Hebrews used mint to make an oil to moisturize their bodies.
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