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Micro Mint is very small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and has slender green stems with 2-4 thin, broad, and flat ovate shaped leaves. The green leaves are smooth, pliable, and crisp and are attached to short, tender stems. Micro Mint has an aromatic fresh, clean scent and a strong mint flavor with a hint of sweetness followed by a cooling sensation caused by the menthol found in the leaves.
Micro Mint is available year-round.
Micro Mint is the tiny edible version of the mature herb and is harvested just 14-21 days after sowing. It is predominately utilized as a garnish to add a bright, fresh flavor and a tender, crisp texture to culinary dishes.
Micro Mint contains some vitamins A and C, manganese, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium.
Micro Mint greens are best suited for raw applications as their delicate nature and flavor cannot withstand high heat preparations. They are most commonly used as a garnish and are sprinkled on top of desserts such as tarts, cakes, ice cream, gelato, whipped cream, and sorbets or placed in lemonade or cocktails. Micro Mint can also be mixed in with fresh fruit, yogurt, and dips, hummus, soups, curries, green salads, grains, or served with main meat dishes such as lamb. Micro Mint pairs well with watermelon, berries, citrus, potatoes, tomatoes, veal, poultry, seafood, cucumbers, peas, carrots, summer squash, beans, basil, lemon balm, watercress, tarragon, parsley, nasturtium, and chocolate. They will keep 5-7 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator. It is recommended to use Micro Mint immediately for best flavor and texture.
Mint is a popular herb in Turkish, Indian, Vietnamese, Greek, and Persian cuisine and is commonly paired with grilled meats, rice dishes, and stuffed vegetables. Mint is one of the main ingredients in dolmas, which are stuffed grape leaves that can be served warm or chilled and originated in the Mediterranean region. Mint is also used in India to make a fresh chutney and is traditionally served with biryani, which is a mixed rice dish that contains meats such as fish, prawns, chicken, mutton, and beef, vegetables, eggs, and rice. Today Micro Mint is being utilized for its fresh flavor as a modern twist in these traditional dishes. The tiny greens are a popular, gourmet garnish that provides flavor, color, and texture.
Mint is native to the Mediterranean, North America, southern Africa, and Australia and has been grown since ancient times. There are many different varieties of mint that have been naturalized across the world, and these plants were further spread by settlers and immigrants. Micro Mint was created during the 1990s-2000s in California as a part of the growing microgreen trend, and it is continuing to increase in popularity. Today Micro Mint can be found through select distributors, specialty grocers, and online seed catalogs in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Hotel Del Coronado Sheerwater||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-795-9463|
|International Smoke Del Mar||San Diego CA||702-683-7590|
|Hotel Del Coronado Sundeck||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
Recipes that include Micro Mint. One is easiest, three is harder.
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