1 lb bag $8.20
Cut Thyme Leaf
Thyme is an aromatic Mediterranean herb with a distinct flavor perfect for seasoning soups, stews, meat pies, and sauces. Infused oils with whole thyme bring a fresh subtle flavor of this herb to many dishes. The dry herb has a mildly minty and lemony flavor with a bit of piney and peppery taste.
While thyme compliments many different recipes it also has dietary and medicinal qualities. Before modern medicine thyme was used to protect against the black death and as an ingredient in embalming bodies. Today, It is thought to have antifungal, antibacterial, and insecticidal properties.
Possible medicinal uses include:
- Reducing blood pressure
- Protecting against colon cancer
- Treating acne
It is also considered a natural food preservative making oils last longer before spoiling when added. Fresh thyme is a hardy growing plant. The leaves are cut from the plant stems and dried for adding to recipes and oils.
Whole Thyme is such a versatile herb you can add it to almost anything. It’s a great addition to bean, lentil or chicken soups. Sprinkle it over homemade bread and brush with olive oil before baking. It is an ideal herb for lamb and veal recipes. This cut herb acts as a prominent seasoning in many chicken, meat, and vegetable dishes. It is also the main seasoning in clam chowder and fish soups.
Thyme also goes well in many dishes with our whole rosemary which carries a complimentary woodsy and lemon flavor. We also carry ground thyme great for mixing in a spice blend. And finally try French thyme with a musky flavor profile for use in classic Herbs De Provence and other French cuisines.