The sweet, highly aromatic Pennyroyal Mint, had an important role in the cuisine of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Its culinary use dwindled during the Medieval era. Today it is known only by a small portion of herb lovers and it is used mostly in tea brews. However, creative cooks will love experimenting with this sophisticated herb.
This mint has a flowery fragrance with subtle notes of menthol. Use in small quantities to give an edgy, fresh sweetness that recalls spearmint to your stews, soups, boiled salads or sweets. Since pennyroyal is a natural emenagogue it should be avoided during pregnancy.
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