Mint – Moroccan
Mentha spicata 'Moroccan'

Zone: 5-11
Height: Up to 3'

General: Moroccan mint looks very similar most common mint varieties but is more compact in shape. The leaves are a bright green color, with slightly toothed edges. The plant itself has soft stems and the leaves grow closely together. Pale purple flowers bloom in whirls at the tops of taller stems in late summer and early fall; the flowers are edible. The leaves have an intense spearmint flavor that can be enjoyed fresh or dry.

Culinary Uses: Moroccan Mint is a staple in many kitchens and fulfills many of the common mint uses due to its excellent flavour. It has a clean mint flavour and scent lending itself to many applications, particularly mint sauce. It is particularly good with cucumber, peas carrots, potato salad and yoghurt. As noted above, the beverage Moroccan Tea is prepared in combination with Moroccan Mint, green tea and sugar.

Medicinal Uses: Moroccan mint, like most Mentha species, has been used to freshen breath by chewing on the fresh leaves. Mint is used to relieve digestive discomfort and when crushed and rubbed on the temples can be used to soothe a headache.

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