An important herb since medieval times, mint long has been a symbol of hospitality. Romans rubbed the herb on serving boards before they presented meals to guests. There are more than 600 varieties of mint, each having a range of flavor. Many varieties are so similar in nature that they can be used interchangeably.

Apple Mint

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This variety of mint features a milder, sweeter flavor than many others in its family. Not surprisingly, its flavor is reminiscent of apples.

Use apple mint in salads, sprinkle it over cut-up fresh fruits, and add its leaves as a garnish to drinks.


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The bluish flowers of this mint variety add a pretty hue to any garden.

Orange Mint

Rub the leaves or taste a bit of this mint variety, and you'll understand the reason for its name.

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