Mint | CUESA

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Aromatic and fresh with a cool aftertaste, mint leaves are most commonly used in savory and sweet jellies, teas, syrups, candies, cocktails, and ice cream. Spearmint and peppermint are the most common varieties (the term mint on its own most commonly refers to the former), but there are many other cultivars, including grapefruit, pineapple, and chocolate.

Often used in its tea form to aid digestion, mint is also a nutrient dense herb, boasting high levels of vitamins A and C, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium and calcium.

In Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Recipes with Mint

Mint Chutney and Raw Cashew Chutney

Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, Cooking Together

Make 'er Mine: Summer Punch with Lemonade

Mitchell Prencavage, The Saratoga

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Dorie Greenspan, author, Everyday Dorie

Summer Squash with Mint Pasta

Dario Barbone, Baia Pasta


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