Mint is known for its refreshing taste and smell, used in toothpaste, tea, and many other foods and oils. In 2010, America produced 8.6 million pounds of mint! Clearly, we like our minty fresh breath. What are some other fun facts about this plant? I’m glad you asked!
The Romans believed eating mint increased intelligence, and smelling mint could stop a person from losing their temper. The royals would even carry mint leaves and sprigs in their pockets!
Mint is very easy to grow. This plant loves lots of water and partial shade. We recomend growing mint a pot or else it might take over your whole garden!
It’s best to pick the mint leaves before it flowers if you’re wanting to dry mint. Tie bunches of leaves together and hang to dry.
What’s In A Name?
Mint gets its name from the Greek mythological character, Minthe.
The U.S. produces 70% of the world’s mint!