River Mint

This rambling mint bush is found across south eastern Australia in moist forests and around waterways. The thin, soft serrated and pointed leaves are found in pairs on long running branches, tipped with delicate mauve florets. This is a subtle Australian native herb with the taste and aroma of spearmint. Indigenous Australians also used this herb for medicinal purposes.

River Mint is summer growing, thriving along the riverbanks after flood, particularly in the Murray Darling Basin waterways. It was enthusiastically embraced by the early settlers and used with their roast lamb.

The commercial production of River Mint is being undertaken in shade house conditions with automatic irrigation systems and sequenced flush harvesting.

Uses: As a minty herb in savoury or sweet dishes

Similar to: Mint

Season: All year round, fresh

Supplied: Fresh

Available to: Outback Pride Fresh food service, Retail

Mike and Gayle Quarmby

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