Clean taste, bright refreshment, lasting enjoyment… what sounds like an advertisement for chewing gum is a perfect description of spearmint, one of nature’s most highly desired and widely used ingredients for foods and beverages and a pleasing additive for toothpastes, mouthwashes and cosmetics.
Native to the Mediterranean region, spearmint became popular throughout the Roman Empire. The Ancient Romans brought the mint to Great Britain, and English settlers later brought spearmint to America. Spearmint today is cultivated around the globe.
Spearmint is prized for its clean flavor and soothing, minty aromatic qualities that are slightly sweeter and softer than those of peppermint. Spearmint essential oil is favored for its subtlety and can be substituted for peppermint essential oil in applications where peppermint notes are overpowering.
Spearmint can also make you healthy as well as happy. The mint is rich in antioxidants and homeopathic properties that may help improve digestion, soothe itchy skin, lower blood sugar and resolve respiratory problems. Spearmint may also reduce stress and improve memory.
Artiste has the right spearmint product to meet your needs, whether it’s a Mentha spicata variety such as Farwest Native and Midwest Native, a Mentha cardiaca variety such as Farwest Scotch, Midwest Scotch and Canadian Scotch, or Indian spearmint. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!