Peppermint (leaf)

Peppermint, Mentha piperita, is an herb grown throughout much of Europe and North America. Peppermint (aerial parts–including leaves– and oil) has a long history of traditional use and is a common flavoring agent. It contains menthol, carotene, tocopherols, flavonoids and other polyphenols 1. Peppermint is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a natural flavoring (21CFR182.10).

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Natural Standard Database. 2009.