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Who doesn’t love the cool, refreshing fragrance and flavor of mint? Foods just seem to spring to life when you add a sprig of fresh mint. Available year-round, fresh mint makes a perfect garnish to the likes of potatoes, rice, tomatoes, fresh fruit, and sorbets, just to name a few. Mint is also a mainstay in many beverages and cocktail recipes and it figures heavily in South East Asian cuisine. To store, refrigerate in a sealed container for maximum freshness and visual appeal. Keep mint away from ethylene-producing fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, bananas and peppers. If leaves do become wilted, try re-cutting an inch or so from the stem and place in a glass of water. An ice water bath can often revive them, if you must use the mint right away. One serving of mint can give you 15% of your Vitamin C for the day, with none of the calories!

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