Spearmint is the mint more commonly used in cooking. In fact, when recipes call for “mint”, they are generally referring to spearmint, not peppermint. Spearmint has a refreshing taste, though a more mild flavor than peppermint. Some people pick up undertones of citrus, which explains why it pairs so well with citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and limes. It is indigenous to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, and common in many Mediterranean recipes.
Great in pastries, jellies, fruit salads, fruit drinks, added to refresh water, and an obvious must for Mint Juleps. It is equally delicious in savory dishes such as lamb, casseroles, lentil and other bean dishes, and vegetables. A must in tabouli and yogurt sauces and dips such as Cacik. Can be used as a steeped tea. Great as potpourri or scented sachets.
Mint holds up well to longer cooking times, but can also be added to dishes at the last minute.
We carry both Spearmint and Peppermint.