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Which is better spearmint or mint?
If you are looking for a really intense minty flavor in a dish, peppermint is the way to go. If you are looking for a milder minty flavor that won't overwhelm your dish, spearmint is the better choice.
Is fresh spearmint the same as fresh mint?
Peppermint is often used in candies, gums, muscle rubs, foot powder, mouthwash and toothpaste. Spearmint, on the other hand, has a lower menthol composition, giving out a fresh and sweet flavor.
How can you tell spearmint?
To make a positive identification, look for square, purplish stems with dark green, toothed leaves and reddish veins. In mid-to-late summer, violet flowers appear in whorls (little clusters) around the stem. These flowers, along with the leaves, are harvested just as the flowers begin to open.
Why is it called spearmint?
Spearmint, or Mentha spicata, is a type of mint similar to peppermint. It's a perennial plant that hails from Europe and Asia but now commonly grows on five continents around the world. It gets its name from its characteristic spear-shaped leaves.
How do I know if its mint?
Another way to identify mint is by the stem. All mints have a square stem. The leaves are oblong, tapering to a narrow tip, with texture on the leaf top and a bit of tooth to the edges. Mints leaves vary from dark green of spearmint to light green of applemint and other delicious tastes.
Which mint is best for chutney?
Simple, FLAVORFUL Cilantro Mint Chutney- a delicious accompaniment to Indian food – Biryani, Frankies, Dosa, Basmati Rice or Naan Bread.
What is the best mint for drinks?
Spearmint. The classic and most common variety used in cocktails is, of course, spearmint (Mentha spicata). It's the standard for a reason—the light, bright sweetness both mellows and elevates a spirit, and can even temper overly-sugary recipes.
What mint is best?
Jekka's top 10 mints
Is a mojito spearmint or peppermint?
The two most common mint varieties for Mojitos are peppermint and spearmint. Despite being 2 varieties of the same plant, these mint types are very different, so it's important to consider this before you buy. If you prefer sweeter, milder flavors, we would recommend choosing spearmint.
What Colour is spearmint?
Spearmint earned its name from the species of mint plants with a light green hue. One of the few colors that evokes a flavor with its name, many may also associate it with chewing gum. Its hex code is #45B08C. Like many greens, the color finds its origin in nature and evokes the same warmth of other earthy colors.
Is mint and peppermint the same plant?
Mint is an umbrella term for plants of Mentha family while peppermint is a hybrid between watermint and spearmint.