From the market to your table
From the market to your table

All about mint > From the market to your table

How to buy

Choose leaves that are green, without blemishes, yellowing or wilting, and strong stems.

How to store

Fresh: keep in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Frozen: place chopped herbs in an ice-cube tray and cover with water.

How to prepare


How to use, to cook

Mint can be used almost anywhere. It is perfect in stuffing for eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini or peppers.

It goes well with peas, cucumber and lettuce.

Add a few mint leaves to a salad of mild lettuce or fruit to add a nice fresh flavour.

Flavours of the world

The English and the Arabs fight for first place as the world's largest consumers of mint. While the English use it to make sauces and jellies to accompany roast leg of lamb, the Arabs like to drink a glass of hot, sweet mint tea to quench their thirst at any time of the day.

In the Middle East and in Africa, mint flavours tea, salads, grilled dishes, yogurt, legumes and cheese pastries.

In the Caribbean, mint is paired with rum and desserts; it also marries well with chocolate and raspberry.

In India mint is added to chutneys and very spicy dishes to balance the flavours.

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