Thyme is one of the most popular culinary herbs, boasting hints of lemon and pepper while being savory and pungent.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is native to Southern Europe and is classified in the mint family. With its pleasant aroma and fresh, herbaceous taste, it is used widely in Mediterranean cuisines including French, Greek, Italian, Persian and Spanish.
The word Thyme is from the Greek "thymos," meaning spirit or smoke. The Greeks used the herb for incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage and bravery. Thyme has also been long used for its antiseptic properties, both as a mouthwash and for topical application. Today, it is still used in natural medicine for the treatment of respiratory ailments.
Thyme is rich in essential oils, giving it strong flavoring value as a culinary herb. It is often used in stuffing, roasts, stews and roasted meats and vegetables.
Thyme is a classic Italian seasoning, often used in pasta sauces and to enhance meats and vegetables. These easy-to-prepare meatballs feature a subtle thyme and citrus flavor and are great for pastas, pizzas and sandwiches.