How to dry mint Correctly dry mint instructions

How to dry mint Correctly dry mint instructions

How to dry mint?

Among many species of mint in Poland the most important is Peppermint (Mentha piperita), which is Mint is great after drying Suitable e.g. To use in tea. Of particular note is the 300-year-old Mitcham variety, also known as black mint or English mint. It is considered to be the most valuable one and is widely cultivated all over Europe, also in Poland. You can recognize it by its purple-red stems and strong menthol smell. It is very easy to grow, like all mints it likes moisture in the ground and under favorable conditions it grows quickly.

How to dry mint?

Mint dries quickly. The leaves for drying are harvested twice during the season, in July and again in mid-September. On a dry, bright day cut the shoots, take off the leaves, which should be spread in a thin layer, and dry in natural conditions in the shade and airy or in a drying room heated at a temperature not higher than 35C. Some people dry mint in bunches, but this prolongs the drying time and consequently reduces the value of the raw material.

How to store dried mint?

Only thoroughly dried mint is suitable for storage, undried mint is bound to mold and instead of helping, it can cause serious harm. Dried mint leaf It is best to put them in an airtight container, sign, date and keep in a dry, dark and cool place.

How to brew mint?

Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of leaves and let steep for 10 minutes. Drink 1/2 glass 2 – 3 times a day. Helps with digestive disorders, liver and bile duct diseases, antibacterial and antispasmodic.

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