A parent of peppermint and one of the oldest mints cultivated, spearmint is used to flavor all types of foods, such as jellies, jams, candies, sauces, desserts and fruit dishes. It is also used to flavor and fragrance toothpaste, mouthwash, lozenges and chewing gum. Spearmint makes a refreshing herbal tea and is delicious iced or hot.

Constituents of Significance: 50% carvone. Menthol should be absent; its presence is indicative of adulteration with other Mentha species, M. x piperita in particular.

Quality: Look for adulteration with peppermint. As noted above, a consistent, cultivated origin is paramount to maintaining a consistent product.

Regulatory Status: GRAS

Spearmint leaf c/s, ORGANIC, FTC

Spearmint leaf c/s, ORG FTC
  • Brand: Frontier Bulk
    Botanical Name: Mentha spicata L.
    Origin: Egypt
    Fair Tade: Fair Trade
    Organic: Organic
    Kosher: Kosher
    Size: 1 lb
    Package: Bulk Bag
    Introduction Date: 2006-11-01

    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size 1 tsp
    Amount per Serving
    Spearmint, cut (leaf) 556mg*
    * Daily Value not established.

    Common Name: Spearmint Leaf
    Plant Part: Leaf
    Cut: Cut & Sifted
    Bar Code: 0-89836-02947-8
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