[Sca-cooks] Romans + Mint
Diane & Micheal Reid
dmreid at hfx.eastlink.ca
Mon Jun 4 10:56:23 PDT 2007
I have got to buy that book. Thanks
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From: "Johnna Holloway" <johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu>
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Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Romans + Mint
>> Why would it be likely the Romans brought mint to England?
>> Why could mint not have been indigenous?
> Maggie Campbell-Culver's The Origin of Plants
> lists it as:
> "Mentha spp. Mint. Although several species, including Pennyroyal,
> are native, some of the stronger-flavoured species arrived from S.
> Europe with
> the Romans; these include M. spicata (Spearmint).
> The herb also appeared on Aelfric's list." p15
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