1.5 oz

Also known as garden mint, or common mint, spearmint has a lighter minty flavor than its more mentholated relative, peppermint. Being relatively low in menthol, spearmint has a much mellower taste that has almost a sweetness to it. As such, this mint lends itself well to recipes where you really want to blend the mint flavor in with your dish, as opposed to have it be strong and pronounced. Try it with lamb; use for a refreshing garnish/flavor for drinks; chew some straight for a refresh.

Cut ends of mint and place in a jar with an inch or two of water. Cover leaves loosely with plastic and store in the fridge for up to three weeks. You can also wrap the bunch in a damp paper towel and store in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to two weeks.