The only dried mint I can find is spearmint. Is this what I want? It doesn't seem right.

  • Posted by: Jean
  • February 8, 2018


Nilufar K. February 9, 2018
Hello! Typically Persian foods that call for dry mint refer to dried spearmint. Personally, my family and I dry our own peppermint for our food. So in my opinion there is no significant difference. You could always dry your own mint by laying the leaves on a cloth to dry for a couple of days then grinding them in a mortar and pestle or with your hands.
BakerRB February 9, 2018
I think spearmint is right. Fresh spearmint is generic ‘mint’ in recipes if peppermint isn’t specified (usually for a dessert).
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