Mint

Did you know that one pound of mint oil will flavor 135,000 sticks of gum? The oil is extracted from mint using  a steam distillation process and is highly concentrated.

You won’t need nearly that much to enjoy this easy Spring recipe: Grilled Lamb Satay with Herb Dipping Sauce

Learn more about mint, or try a couple of fun recipes at the Idaho Mint Growers Association website.

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4 Comments on “Mint”

  1. August 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    I must admit that I had no idea about the mint-pound-to-gum-ratio 😀
    The recipe looks good!

    • August 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      Ha, ha! Me neither. There are some pretty crazy statistics out there.

      Thanks for the nice comment about the recipe – fresh herbs have a way of making everything taste better. 🙂

      • August 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

        BTW: Just had some fresh mint tea now from the mint that grows on my balcony.

      • August 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

        Nice! Fresh mint is great for tea. I like to put a sprig in iced tea, or serve with fresh fruit.

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