Description : Spearmint Water Soluble is colourless to slightly milky coloured liquid with Characteristics Minty odour. The taste of spearmint bear a flavor that can be described as a cross between pepper and chlorophyll, with spearmint being a little more cool and subtle. In addition to spearmint, other plants in the Mentha genus include apple mint, orange mint, water mint, curly mint and Corsican mint.
Spearmint is a perennial, hardy branched plant with strong antioxidant properties and this is correlated to the phenolic and flavonoid compounds. This chapter describes the botany, history, producing regions, flavor and aroma, parts used, and active constituents. The chapter also highlights the uses of spearmint in different recipes around the world. Spearmint has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, stomachic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Finally the medicinal uses, functional properties, and antioxidant properties of spearmint are discussed in great detail.