Sunday, 18 December 2016

Farmers Market | Peppermint

Fall and winter are the perfect time to enjoy peppermint. Peppermint has a smoothing aroma and a great flavour. This herb has menthol oil, which gives a cool sensations. Peppermint is grown all over the world. The mint plant actually does not produce seeds and there are over twenty varieties of mint that vary in colour, flavour and smell. Peppermint is not only delicious, but it has many health benefits. The plant has antioxidants and dietary finer which can help control blood pressure. The menthol in the plant has anaesthetic properties. It is also a great source of potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. 

Peppermint is available dried or fresh and can be used in a number of recipes. It is popular in tea, ice cream and other desserts. It can also be used as a garnish, like parsley. It is also popular in soups, sauces and some salads.

If you want to try some peppermint recipes, check here for everything from cookies to pasta!

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