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There are many different varieties of mint, including spearmint, apple mint, and ginger mint. Mint was introduced into England by the Romans who grew it and pickled it in vinegar.

How To Use Mint

Mint is frequently used when cooking new potatoes and fresh garden peas. It can also be used in jams, jellies and sauces, and as an accompaniment to meat, fish and vegetables. Most commonly in England it is used to make mint sauce, an accompaniment for lamb.

How To Prepare Mint

Crushing the stalks releases flavour when cooking. Finely slice the leaves before adding to new potatoes or fresh peas.

How To Cook Mint

Sprinkle finely chopped mint onto new potatoes or fresh peas, or stir into cooked couscous. To make mint sauce mix with vinegar or a little sugar.

How To Store Mint

Refrigerate for freshness.

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