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Mint leaves

What are mint leaves? About the ingredient mint leaves. Including 667 recipes with mint leaves, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


The leaf, fresh or dried, is the culinary source of mint. Fresh mint is usually preferred over dried mint when storage of the mint is not a problem. The leaves have a pleasant warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste.

Mint leaves are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, and ice creams. In Middle Eastern cuisine, mint is used on lamb dishes, while in British cuisine and American cuisinemint sauce andmint jelly are used, respectively.

Mint is a necessary ingredient in Touareg tea, a popular tea in northern African and Arab countries.

Alcoholic drinks sometimes feature mint for flavor or garnish, such as the Mint Julep and the MojitoCrème de menthe is a mint-flavored liqueurused in drinks such as the grasshopper.

Mint essential oil and menthol are extensively used as flavorings in breath fresheners, drinks, antiseptic mouth rinsestoothpastechewing gum,desserts, and candies.





Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 tbsp (11g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.9g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars ~
Protein 0.4g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Mint leaves are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Mint leaves are a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much do mint leaves weigh?

measure grams
2 tbsp 11

In Chinese:薄荷叶
British (UK) term: Mint leaves
en français:feuilles de menthe
en español:hojas de menta

Recipes using mint leaves

There are 666 recipes that contain this ingredient.

15 Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Alton Brown's Tzatziki Sauce
Amazing Mediterranean Chickpea and Pea Salad
Asian Asparagus and Tofu Stir-Fry
Asian Sesame Soba Noodles with Cucumber, Bok Choy, and Mixed Greens
Asparagi Di Campo (Cold Marinated Asparagus)
Asparagus and Mint Frittata
Basil-Mint Zucchini and Cherry Tomato Frittata with Goat Cheese
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Butternut, Chickpea and Lentil Curry
Cafe Kati's Mango Spring Rolls
Cherry Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad

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