Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens) is a lovely, aromatic mint plant that has many fantastic culinary, medicinal and decorative properties. Apple mint, like many other varieties in the mint family, is rich in essential oils that have antiseptic properties.
The delicate flavor of Apple mint works best in fresh, uncooked preparations. Add to cocktails, mocktails and tea. Add whole or chopped leaves to popsicles, sorbets and ice cubes. Use to make sauces or herb rubs for poultry, lamb and seafood. Roughly chop Apple mint and add to chutney, dressings, jelly or brine when pickling.