Thanks to its silicon-rich, well irrigated soil, Pancalieri is the homeland of mint, specialized in the growing of the most scented, flavorsome variety of the herb: peppermint (L. var. Officinalis sole, f. Rubescens camus).
After being cultivated with care and attention, the peppermint is dried – leaves, flowers and all – and sold to herbalists or processed into essential oils for the cosmetics, pharmaceutics, drinks, confectionery and food sectors.
The EssenzialMenta farm produces not only essential oil and dried peppermint, but also an impressive variety of other peppermint-based products: cosmetics and perfumes, liqueurs, syrups, tisanes, sweets, chocolates, sauces…
Fresh plants are also available on request. Tours of the Museum of mint and officinal plants in the center of town may also be organized by reservation.