May 24

by Barrett Bartels May 24, 2017

May 24

As promised yesterday, here is a short history of peppermint!
Peppermint as we know it today is actually a hybrid of spearmint and watermint
 Greeks and Romans flavored their sauces and wines with mint
 While Greeks didn't use traditional peppermint, Egyptians may have as it has been found in their pyramids
 Icelandic pharmacies as used peppermint as far back as the 13th century
 Peppermint was introduced to Europe in the 18th century
 Peppermint can be grown nearly everywhere, but the most flavorful comes from England
 Throughout history, peppermint has been used for indigestion, toothaches, cold and flu, and more
 Peppermint tea can cause insomnia so it's best avoided at night
Interesting, right?  #nowyouknow



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