Mentha is a genus of plants in the family of Lamiaceae. The exact distinction between species is unclear; it is estimated that 13 to 24 species exist. Hybridization occurs naturally where some species' ranges overlap. Many hybrids and cultivars are known.
You can use mint fresh and dried for savory and sweet dishes. You can blend it with juices and cocktails. The flavor of mints pairs well with citrus, berries, seafood, lamb, melons, peas, beans, and chocolate.
Mint is delicate and bruises easily; keep cool and dry in the refrigerator until ready to use.