Grown in southeastern Washington State, our organic spearmint is mild and minty with a gentle sweetness. Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is a naturally occurring (non-hybrid) aromatic herb containing little to no measurable menthol. In contrast, peppermint has a high menthol content, having great intensity in aroma and sharper taste than spearmint. Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is actually a hybrid of spearmint and watermint.
Spearmint is often preferred when pairing with or adding to savory recipes while peppermint is often used for its strong cooling and medicinal properties. Both peppermint and spearmint are widely used for therapeutic purposes as herbal teas. Spearmint is sought for use as a digestive aid, a source of antioxidants, and its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.