Adding a New Twist of Flavor With Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a branching perennial herb of Mediterranean origin. It is actually a natural hybrid between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). In addition to peppermint and spearmint, other plants in the Mentha genus include apple mint, orange mint, watermint, curly mint, and Corsican mint. Mint belongs to the family of Lamiaceae, along with basil, beebalm, giant hyssop, ground ivy, […]

Greens

Turning Over a New Leaf

Leafy green vegetables, also called greens, vegetable greens, leafy greens, or salad greens, are plant leaves eaten by humans. Leafy greens the healthiest food you can eat. Anyone who might think that leafy greens are boring should know that there are leaves from nearly 1,000 species of plants that humans eat. Leafy greens are low in calories and fat, high in protein, fiber, iron, and calcium, and […]