Other names: Mint
Availability: All year.
Source: Mexico and the United States.
Handling Tips: 38°F. Keep from drafts.
General Information: There are over 600 known types of mint. The two most common are spearmint and peppermint. A natural breath freshener, mint is used to flavor gum and many confections. That cool, clean flavor can be added to beverages, fruit cups, dips and works very well with lamb. Fresh mint is an attractive garnish for virtually any dessert.