(Mentha piperita) and spearmint (Mentha viridis) are among a class
of plants that yield an essential or volatile oil.
and peppermint possess many of the same characteristics,
but there are significant differences in leaves, blooms,
you want to find peppermint in the mint growing regions,
look for the deepest green field out there!
oil is very concentrated: one pound of mint oil can flavor
40,000 sticks of chewing gum or between or between 1,000
to 1,500 tubes of toothpaste.
of the mint oil (peppermint and spearmint) produced in this
country is used for flavoring in chewing gum, another 45%
in dentifrices (tooth paste, mouth wash, breath fresheners,
dental floss) and the remaining 10% in confectioneries,
pharmaceutical applications, flavor for liqueurs, and aroma