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Peppermint plant

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Peppermint

Small peppermint plant in 3 – 4 inch pot

Peppermint is a very strong mint which has a sweet strong flavour, and it is ideal for making tea and sweets. It is too strong for most culinary uses.

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Peppermint

Small peppermint plant in 3 – 4 inch pot

Peppermint is a very strong mint which has a sweet strong flavour, and it is ideal for making tea and sweets. It is too strong for most culinary uses.

Latin: Mentha x piperita

It has smooth oval dark green leaves, sometimes with dark red/purple colouring on stems and leaves.

It is grown commercially for peppermint oil, and it contains high levels of menthol along with other chemical compounds.

Peppermint is a hybrid, a cross between watermint and spearmint.
It is native to Europe and the Middle East.

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