Anyone who reduces mint solely to its use as tea or chewing gum is missing out on many a pleasurable experience. We have compiled the most interesting methods of processing for you.
The best tips for culinary use
A mint well-established in the bed or grown indoors provides the first aromatic leaves from the end of May/beginning of June. Just before flowering, the content of valuable ingredients is at its zenith. Given the rapid growth, the question arises as to the tastiest use for the bountiful harvest. We have some sweet temptations with mint for you:
- finely chopped as an ingredient in chocolate sauce to add to ice cream or cakes
- candied in sugar syrup as a refreshing garnish on desserts
- add whole shoots of strawberry mint to sparkling water and enjoy chilled
- add fresh spearmint to leaf salads and mixed salads
- grate dried leaves of Moroccan mint and use in Mediterranean cuisine
- freeze into cubes and add to spicy pea soup just before serving
Hearty dishes, such as pork or beef goulash get the finishing touch with chopped mint leaves. Just replace basil with fresh mint in your next pesto and be surprised by the result.
Practical tricks for the use of mint
In addition to its culinary benefits, mint scores with quite practical attributes. The following tips & tricks make everyday life easier thanks to mint:
- a hot cup of mint tea immediately soothes an upset stomach
- lay out small bundles of dried mint, drives away annoying mosquitoes in an instant
- If your hands smell bad after cutting onions, simply rub a few mint leaves between your palms.
- poisonous polemic mint in the garden drives away wild cats never to be seen again
- spread as a scattering herb, ants take fright before the Polei mint
- The Japanese tiger oil mint scores with a particularly high content of essential oils. In medicine, it is therefore used effectively in the treatment of colds. Chop fresh leaves into small pieces, pour hot water over them and inhale deeply.
Tips & Tricks
Do you want fresh breath? Then chew one or two freshly harvested leaves of peppermint or spearmint, known as spearmint. This will freshen your breath faster than the word ‘mouthwash’ crosses your lips.