Peppermint

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One of the oldest varieties of mint and the most important for industrial use as a flavoring or to create a scented aroma. Menthol oil is produced from the deep green, oval-shaped hairy leaves through steam distillation. Its initial taste is burning, somewhat peppery or spicy and then it becomes refreshing and very aromatic. Peppermint is used to add aroma to essences and flavor to liqueurs and candies. It is also used to produce flavoring that can be used for baking, but not often in home baking.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2 tbsp
Calories70
Protein3g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates14g
Dietary Fiber8g
Potassium569mg
Sodium31mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 patty 1.5 oz
Calories384
Protein2g
Total Fat7g
Total Carbohydrates80g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars63g
Potassium111mg
Sodium28mg
Cholesterol1mg

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