Peppermint Leaves, Certified Organic, by the Gram

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Peppermint Leaves, Certified Organic

Mentha x Piperita L. #Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs in #teas, #candies, and #chewing gums. Cultivation and oil production started in the US in the 1790's and was a major export business by the mid 1800's. The U.S. is still the world's leading producer of peppermint oil, making an average of 4,117 tons annually. Some companies in Japan are said to pipe peppermint oil into their AC system to invigorate their workers and thereby increase #productivity.

Sold by the gram, $0.0671/g. Please bring or order a bag.

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Peppermint is a flowering perennial, usually growing between 12 and 35 inches in height. It is native to Europe and is actually a natural hybrid of spearmint and water mint. The herb is easy to grow in moist soil and is commonly cultivated around the world for its many applications in food and medicine.

The world's most familiar "mint scent" is the aroma of peppermint. In Greek mythology, Menthe was turned into a peppermint plant when Proserpine, in a jealous rage, found out that Pluto was in love with her. Even earlier, Assyrians used peppermint as an offering to their fire god.

Peppermint contains an essential oil that is unique among mints for its quality and flavour. Artificial mint compounds do not effectively duplicate the aroma or medicinal properties.

Dried or fresh leaf, and essential oil.

Tea is the most common and best-employed use of this ingredient.

The oil is used as flavouring in toothpaste, dental creams, mouthwash, cough candies, chewing gum, and baked goods.

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