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Korean Mint Uses
Mint has been used extensively
in preparation of foods throughout the world. Though seldom cooked,
mint can be used to make teas, jellies, candies and gums. In the
Middle East, mint leaves are added to salads, which makes it more
flavorful, as well as adds high concentrations of vitamins A, C and
carotene. Mint sauce is the basic accompaniment to roast lamb and
veal, and is said to help in the digestion of the crude albuminous
fibers of these immature meats.
How to Store Parsley, Cilantro, and Other Fresh Herbs
1. Snip off the bottom of the stems.
2 Make sure the leaves are completely dry. Better to hold off rinsing them until you're about to use them.
3 Fill a jar or a water glass partially with water and place the stem ends of the herbs into the water in the jar.
4 If you are storing the herbs in the refrigerator, cover loosely with a plastic bag. Cilantro loves cool temperatures and should be stored in the refrigerator. Parsley can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It has been said that basil is ideally stored at room temperature and not in the refrigerator, because it is susceptible to damage from cold.
5 Change the water after several days if the water starts to discolor.
Fresh parsley, cilantro, basil, and other fresh herbs can last up to 2 weeks or longer when stored this way.
Mint contains a number of vitamins and minerals, which are vital to maintain a healthy body. Mint is rich in Vitamins A and C and also contains smaller amounts of Vitamin B2. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and may help to decrease the risk of certain cancers such as colon and rectal cancer. Although mint may be consumed in small quantities, the vital nutrients obtained are still beneficial to one's health. Mint also contains a wide range of essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, potassium and calcium.
Medicinal Uses of MintMint has always been used medicinally to aid digestion and relieve indigestion. If you suffer from frequent indigestion, drinking a cup of peppermint tea after your meal may help.
The chemical compound menthol, which is obtained from peppermint oil, is well known for its healing properties on the chest and respiratory system.
Mint is also said and in many cases proven to:
Iced Mint Tea
Water - 2 cups
1.Boil water in a saucepan.
4.Add the sugar for your taste.
7.Let it cool at room temperature.
Add the lemon juice.
Korean-Style Steak & Lettuce Wraps
These wraps should be served with lots of condiments: kimchee, for sure, but also nonfat yogurt and shredded carrots dressed with rice vinegar. Serve the various components of the dish separately and let your family or guests build their own wraps to taste.
1 pound flank steak
1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
Peas with Mint
2 tablespoons butter
1. Melt the butter in a pan over high heat. Add the peas and cook for two minutes. Cover and drop the heat to medium. Cook for another 3 minutes or so.
2. Toss in the mint, recover, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the sliced boston lettuce, and cook until they wilt.
3. Turn off the heat, add the salt and sugar, and plate.