Thyme is a fragrant and essential herb for any spice rack or cooking pantry. Traditionally, this gorgeous green herb has also been used for medicinal and ornamental purposes in addition to preparing food. Thyme is unique in that it retains much of its flavor after it’s been dried. Our pure dried thyme is wonderful for seasoning a rack of lamb, pork roast or baked into a batch of new potatoes.
Uses for Thyme, Past and Present
Today and for much of history, thyme leaves and oil have been used for medicinal and other purposes. The ancient Greeks believed thyme inspired courage and used it to infuse baths and burned it as incense in temples. The Egyptians used thyme in their embalming rituals. Throughout Medieval times, people put the herb under their pillows to ward off nightmares. It was also often placed atop coffins during funerals to ensure a smooth passage into heaven.
Today, outside the kitchen, thyme oil works as a mouth-freshener and can combat bad breath. Whole dried thyme is still used ornamentally. Red thyme oil is used to scent soaps, shampoos and lotions.
Ratings & Reviews
Very good.Sue Ann, Marion, NC
I use a lot of thyme and this is a great value for fresh thyme.Joyce, Saint Petersburg, FL
It smells so fresh. Will fill a spice jar and keep some at the stove.Thomas, Harrisburg, PA
Fresh. Would not have expected anything else.doug, Cedar Falls, IA
Thyme. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|Calories from Fat||18|
Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Refrigeration is not needed.
Country of origin: Morocco