Thyme, a Family member of the mints is the leaf of a low-growing shrub. The herb has tiny greyish-green leaves with a subtle, dry aroma and a slightly minty flavour
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Thyme is available from Israel and Kenya.
Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium Potassium, Zinc Vitamin A, B6 and C.
Dried Thyme does not need any preparation. Fresh thyme should be washed before adding it fresh or cooked to a dish.Consumption
Thyme is used fresh or dried in cooked recipes. Thyme is also sometimes used in salads and sauces.When to eat
Fresh thyme can be kept for a short time in the refrigerator, or for a longer period in the freezer. Dried thyme can be kept at room temperature.
Did you know?
- In medieval times, women would often give knights and warriors thyme leaves as it was believed to bring courage.
- Thyme was also used as incense and placed on coffins during funerals as it was supposed to assure passage into the next life.
- It was thought that the spread of thyme throughout Europe was thanks to the Romans as they used it to purify their rooms