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Mint – Chocolate mint


A hardy PERENNIAL growing to 60cm tall with a spreading habit. Large ovate leaves are bronze to dark green and it has deep purple-red stems. The flavour is strongly peppermint with a sweet chocolate undertone. Delicious eaten raw in fruit salads, or added as a garnish to fruit salads, cakes etc., it has similar medicinal uses than common peppermint.

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Can be used similarly to any other mint as a fresh herb or for cooking. While the flavour is mostly tha of peppermint, it has subtle chocolate undertones. Garnish meat, stews, sauces, soups and other meals, particularly desserts.
It has similar medicinal actions to peppermint, and can be made into a tea to help with minor ailments and indigestion etc.

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Latin Name

(Mentha x piperita 'Chocolate')