50 Black Mint Seeds for growing AKA Huacatay by Seeds and Things

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Also known as Southern Cone Marigold, it has small flowers, and is native to the southern half of South America. Since Spanish colonization, it has been introduced around the world including Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is used as a culinary herb in Peru, Ecuador, and parts of Chile and Bolivia, and is commonly sold in Latin grocery stores in a bottled, paste format as black mint paste. This is an internationally beloved herb for flavoring sauces, teas, risotto, potatoes, chicken and fish.

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This is an internationally beloved herb for flavoring sauces, teas, risotto, potatoes, chicken and fish. This is for 50 seeds of the Peruvian herb Huacatay, pronounced 'wah-kah-tie', It is sometimes called Peruvian black mint. This herb is central to much Andean cooking and is the Peruvian cousin of the marigold, a version of Tagates minuta. Huacatay has very aromatic leaves which are ground into a paste (usually with a mortar and pestle) that adds flavor and depth to many Peruvian Andean dishes. Also known as Southern Cone Marigold, it has small flowers, and is native to the southern half of South America. Since Spanish colonization, it has been introduced around the world including Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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