Sicilian Mint - "The aromatic ones par excellence"
Short description: The name of the genus comes from the Greek "mínthè" = mint. According to legend, Mintha was a nymph loved by Hades, God of the Underworld. Persephone, wife of Hades, out of jealousy, transformed Mintha into an initially insignificant herb, but later taken by compassion, it gave it the unmistakable aroma that we all know today. excellent for flavoring first courses (ravioli) as well as various dishes based on meat, fish and vegetables, salads, fruit salads, desserts and more; particularly used also for the preparation of refreshing infusions and herbal teas.
Storage: Store in a cool and dry place away from sources of light and heat.
Expiry 24 months from packaging.
Subject to natural weight loss.
Perennial herbaceous plant from 40 to 60 cm high, has a woody rhizome and creeping stolons; the erect stem and quadrangular section varies in color from green to purple. The leaves are opposite lanceolate, petiolate, with irregularly toothed margin. The flowers have a color ranging from violet pink to white. It has an intense and pleasant smell.
The tops, gathered in bunches, are dried in the shade, in warm, dry and well-ventilated rooms or in a drying room in order to keep the aroma unaltered and thus prolong its conservation.
Particularly rich in menthol, mint is attributed with anesthetic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative properties. It is useful for treating colds and coughs; promotes digestion.
Cultivation takes place according to the principles of a sustainable and environmentally friendly form of agriculture through the use of organic fertilizers and the absence of synthetic chemicals. All the phases are carried out by hand, from transplanting, to the elimination of weeds, up to the collection, drying and packaging, thus imparting a strongly territorial connotation to the product itself.
The company is based in the heart of eastern Sicily and precisely in Pedara, a small village located on the slopes of Etna, at a height of about 610 m asl. The surrounding territorial context is rich in history and rural traditions handed down from father to son generation after generation. Green hills, farms, noble villas and terraces surround a landscape that in the eyes of travelers appears to be out of time and space.
Etna in the background asserts itself to be overbearing and majestic but at the same time affectionate and caring mother. The climate found in the Etna area, characterized by mild and moderately rainy winters and hot and sunny summers, combined with a sandy soil, light and rich in microelements, deriving from lava flows whose origin is lost in the mists of time, make this an enchanting place , particularly suited and suitable for hosting a great variety of typical local crops.
Among them, aromatic herbs certainly stand out, which thanks to the pedoclimatic factors described above, are able to release particularly fragrant and intense smells, flavors, tastes and aromas, unique of their kind compared to other places.