Dried peppermint leaves are a spice found in many kitchens because they're so versatile to use. They have such an interesting smell - light enough not to be overwhelming but strong enough to give the kitchen countertop a lovely aroma when crushed between fingers or added into food dishes at just about any stage of preparation.
Origin: Egypt, Europe, Middle East
Flavor profile: minty, cool
Used in: teas, baking
Health benefits: The benefits of dried peppermint include being an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic agent to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), stomachaches, or heartburns.