Who doesn't love the cool, refreshing fragrance and flavor of mint? Foods just seem to spring to life when you add a sprig of fresh mint. Available year-round, fresh mint makes a perfect garnish to the likes of potatoes, rice, tomatoes, fresh fruit, and sorbets, just to name a few. Mint is also a mainstay in many beverages and cocktail recipes and it figures heavily in South East Asian cuisine. To store, refrigerate in a sealed container for maximum freshness and visual appeal. Keep mint away from ethylene-producing fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, bananas and peppers. If leaves do become wilted, try re-cutting an inch or so from the stem and place in a glass of water. An ice water bath can often revive them, if you must use the mint right away. One serving of mint can give you 15% of your Vitamin C for the day, with none of the calories!

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 5
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: .08g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Total Carbs: .96g
    • Fiber: .8g
    • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: .38g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


Handling & Storage


Available year round

Also Known As

  • Common mint

Store around 38°F, keep away from drafts.

  • Spearmint


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