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can spearmint be substituted for mint in a recipe? I don't think so, but wanted to hear from others

asked by julieah over 5 years ago
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Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 5 years ago

Yes, definitely. I used to have massive amounts of it in my garden and I used it every time I needed mint.

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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 5 years ago

Spearmint is actually what most people mean when they call for "fresh mint" in a recipe! Peppermint is less often used and has a much more intense bite.

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added over 5 years ago


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added over 5 years ago

Oh hell yes.