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    TURKISH MINT

    TheBostonBean
    Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:04 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I went to my local Turkish market and asked for the dried mint that is used in Turkish recipes ( US dried mint is "weaker" i have heard) he handed me a jar of Spearmint. But then i was told by a woman when i was leaving the store that this was not the right dried mint (after i had purchased it already of course). Will it make a difference? Help! icon_smile.gif
    chef FIFI
    Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:16 am
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    There is peppermint and spearmint. Peppermint is more for teas where spearmint is used in teas and middle eastern dishes. Thats the only 2 kinds of mint I have heard about.

    I like them both in tea. Just add the mint to a pot and let the water come to a boil and then let a tea bag steep.

    Relaxing middle eastern tea
    TheBostonBean
    Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:22 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Ok well I definately don't want mint tea. I would use the mint in savory dishes.

    So i think what u r telling me is that the mint that is called for in middle eastern food dishes is spearmint, there for my purchase of spearmint is ok.

    If so thats saves me $3 to have to go out and by another mint type, making me a very happy bostonbean! icon_biggrin.gif
    Halalmom
    Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:09 am
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    I always use whatever kind of mint I have on hand, either peppermint from my Dad's garden or spearmint from our local turkish market. I do not notice a big difference between them, if any... I would say yours is okay...
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