Mint is a small, bright-green, wrinkled leaf with serrated edges. It has a fresh, clean taste that is common in many dishes from entrees to dessert and even drinks. There are many varieties of mint, the two most common being spearmint and peppermint. Mint is available all year round. Storage: Mint should be wrapped in a paper towel, then all wrapped in plastic and kept in the fridge for up to 4 days. Nutrition: Mint in a tea can soothe the digestive tract, stomach aches and irritable bowel symptoms. Mint has anti-bacterial properties contributing to overall health and easing infections in the body. Mint is also a common ingredient in aiding halitosis sufferers. Ideal Use: Mint is used in a wide variety of recipes from entrees to desserts, and even drinks, from teas to cocktails.