Mint

Mentha

South Australia’s warm, temperate climate and good soils ensure we can harvest soil grown herbs of exceptional quality.

Fresh Please herbs are plump, leafy and full of flavour, available in bunches or convenient travel trays. Our travel trays are packed in Australia to ensure absolute product freshness.

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Mint comprises around 20 different species in the plant family Lamiaceae and is grown for the distinct flavour of the leaves. 


Culinary Uses

Mint complements lamb, fish, poultry, and certain vegetables such as peas, new potatoes and carrots. Mint also works well in leafy green salads, fruit salads and to flavour beverages. Two popular drinks, the Mint Julep and Cuban Mojito, both depend on fresh spearmint leaves to impart a cool and zesty taste.


Selecting the best produce

Fresh, quality herbs, will appear as though they have just been picked with plump looking leaves.  Look for produce that has healthy stems with no signs of yellowing or wilting.


Storing

0 degrees celcius at 90-100% relative humidity.

It is important that herbs are expertly handled during transportation. Herbs should be kept covered and away from refrigeration fans. 


Harvesting & Packaging

South Australia’s warm and temperate climate ensures year round production of quality, soil grown mint. Fresh Please mint is cut and tied into 200g bunches or packed into Fresh Please ‘travel friendly’ pre-packs.  Pre-packs are available in a range of sizes from 20g upwards dependent on your requirements. 


Availability

Available all year round. 


Recipes

Oregano lamb with charred spring onions and a fresh watermelon salad
Oregano lamb with charred spring onions and a fresh watermelon salad

This is a delicious summer dish that can be enjoyed warm or cold. The olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano keep the lamb juicy and flavoursome, the charred spring onions are soft and sweet while the watermelon is crisp and refreshing. If you do decide to eat this dish cold, slice the lamb thin and give the avocado an extra squeeze of lemon to stop it from oxidising.

Grilled pineapple (or peaches) with yoghurt granita, lime syrup
Grilled pineapple (or peaches) with yoghurt granita, lime syrup

This is an incredibly simple dessert that allows the premium quality of our Fresh Please produce to shine. The chargrilling and zesty syrup accentuates the sweetness of the fruit which, when served with the yoghurt granita, simply screams summer!

Chocolate Orange Fondant With Roasted Rhubarb
Chocolate Orange Fondant With Roasted Rhubarb

This recipe is indulgent yet balanced and fresh. The chocolate is sweet and rich, the rhubarb is soft and slightly sour, the orange is sweet and juicy and the yoghurt, lime and pistachios are acidic, sweet and crunchy respectively. Combined this is a complex and balanced dessert.

Nutrition

Mint provides some manganese, copper and vitamin C. 

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants boost your immune system, and may protect against cancer, heart disease, cataracts and infection. Vitamin C also helps in the absorption of iron and zinc from other foods.

Iron

Iron is an essential mineral with several important roles in the body, the most important being the formation of red blood cells used to carry oxygen around the body. 

Manganese

Manganese helps in bone production, skin integrity, blood sugar control as well as providing protection against free radical damage. 


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