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You probably don't need to remove the stalks from the leaves, especially for young plants. However, the older and stronger the stalk becomes, the less appetizing it will be, in my opinion. To rip the leaves off easily, especially with thicker/sturdier stalks, just start at the top of the stalk and firmly pinch it. Then, run your fingers down the stalk, ...


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It depends on your mint, and even the time of year. I grow mint in a pot in the garden, and the early growth of the year can be chopped (finely) stems and all for things like potato salad or falafel. At this point the leaves are small and you need quite a lot of them, and the stems are soft at least near the tips. Later on, you might get away with ...


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It is kinh giới, Elsholtzia ciliata. Different from Korean perilla. Korean perilla (sesame leaf) is not sold in bulk like that because you need big leaves. They sell them stacked and they are expensive. If you grow Korean perilla by yourself and don't select out the big leaves, it looks like the picture, but why sell it like that? The other perilla-like ...


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