Lyophilization is another way to preserve peppermint sprouts. It consists of dehydrating the sprout, subjecting it to rapid freezing and eliminating the ice subsequently by slight heating under vacuum which transforms it into steam. In this way, the sprout loses moisture but we manage to preserve its shape and size.
A novel and unique product on the market that can already be yours. To use it in the kitchen, we must re-hydrate the sprout either by using it with a sauce, in a soup, to enhance the flavour of a stew…
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Peppermint comes from the plant known as Mentha chocolate peppermint. This plant is perennial whose height oscillates 60 cm. Its leaves emit an intense smell of mint and they are dark green, the reverse side of the leaf is dark brown or burgundy. These buds are available all year.
It leaves a slight chocolate flavour and its aroma is very intense. It is considered a fundamental ingredient in the kitchen.
In the kitchen, peppermint is used in various ways: for desserts and pastries, in sauces to add flavour or in more elaborate dishes such as stews or roasts. It combines perfectly with fish and meat, and of course, with sweets like chocolate. It is an essential of modern kitchen.
At Innoflower we offer you a different way to use this aromatic sprout: crystallized peppermint! A different sweet to use in the kitchen or to give someone.
Lyophilization is another way to preserve peppermint sprouts. It consists of dehydrating the sprout, subjecting it to a rapid freezing and eliminating the ice subsequently by slight heating under vacuum which transforms it into steam. These are the states that follow the process of lyophilization:
1º Freezing of the edible flower
2º The pressure is reduced so that the frozen water sublimates and passes to a gaseous state without passing through a liquid state.
Thanks to this process, the molecular state of the flower can be preserved, and therefore its organoleptic properties, while maintaining an aspect very similar to the original. In other words, a long-lasting ingredient with a longer shelf life is achieved.
This product does not contain humidity, so it can be preserved for a minimum of 2 years. But it can last up to 5 years. We recommend storing the lyophilized peppermint in a dry place without direct light. You can store it next to the spices or in a kitchen cabinet.
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