According to Greek Mythology, “Menthe” was a water nymph who fell in love with Hades, Persephone’s husband. The jealous goddess turned the nymph into a green plant, today famous for its deliciously fresh sweet aroma.
Mint is aromatic and pleasant. Its refreshing and cooling proprieties make mint one of the most appreciated and used herbs in worldwide cuisine, traditional hot teas, as well as confections. Green Mint is a popular European flavor, traditionally used in France to flavor water, and in Italy to make "latte alla menta" - mint flavored milk (a common childhood treat).
In the U.S., versatile Monin Green Mint Syrup is ideal to give a cool peppermint taste and green color to smoothies and chilled beverages.