Peppermint (mentha piperita) is a widely popular herb that grows around the world. Writings suggest that it was used in ancient Greece and Rome for both decor and cuisine; however commercial use began around the early 19th century in the US.
Peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and is usually cultivated from cuttings as opposed to seeds. Peppermint is celebrated and used for its highly aromatic leaves that contain menthol oils that give it its minty flavor.
Vertical Field grows a fragrant Spanish variety of peppermint inside their urban farms.
Culinarily, peppermint is most often used in teas, gourmet salads, health shakes, and for decorative purposes.