Fresh Mint ( Bunch )
A mint or mentha is one of the fifteen to twenty variants of the Lamiaceae family. They include other well-known plant species like peppermint, spearmint, wild mint, apple mint, water mint, and pennyroyal to name a few. Fresh or dry mint is also one of the popular herbs that are commonly used in cooking, as well as in beverage fusions. Fresh mints have a distinct taste and aroma. This is precisely why mint oil is widely used by many manufacturers of candy, gums, chocolates, toothpaste, shampoos, and other beauty products.
In cooking, fresh mints give more flavour to a dish. It also helps control and reduces your craving for sodium and sugar consumption. Studies also show that excessive intake of some mint species may trigger some risks and health problems, so as long as it is used in moderation, you have nothing to worry about. Mint extracts or oils are usually a combination of peppermint and spearmint.