Our Organic Whole Thyme is undoubtedly one of the most popular herbs in fine cuisine today. To no surprise, gourmet cooks who don't keep a stock of thyme in their kitchen are hard to find and for good reason. The robust earthiness in its flavor is both penetrating and delightful, lending deeply aromatic and complex flavors that work to beautifully boost the natural flavors of nearly any savory dish. In general, it is a congenial herb and likes to make friends with rosemary, sage, parsley and oregano to combine flavors that fit Western, Cajun, Creole and Caribbean dishes deliciously.
Like all strong flavored herbs, thyme has been observed as a protector by practitioners in ancient times. The herb grows and grew in the wild and could easily be found by all, burning the herb and inhaling the scent was associated with strength, courage, and bravery which may explain the subsequent popular culinary use of the herb, as cooking with and eating the herb was obviously more favorable to many than just inhaling the scent. Frequently combined with rosemary and sage, some protection against the smell of less fresh food was also provided before refrigeration existed. Today these uses have faded, but the beloved flavor and fragrance of the spice have allowed it to travel the world and earn its place in the current global fusion cuisine.
People for centuries have used different parts of the thyme plant to cure various common health problems. The flowers, leaves, and oil were (and still are) used as a remedy to cure or bring relief to bed-wetting, arthritis, stomach aches, sore throats, and bronchitis. The thymol found in thyme is beneficial for a variety of medical issues people may experience, in particular, its powerful antibacterial aspects. The herb is also suggested to help with acne treatment, hypertension, and stimulating the whole metabolism system.
Using at Home
Our all-natural whole Thyme is a key ingredient when making your own spice bundle to flavor stocks and broths. The herb can also be stir fried with veggies or warmed in oil to impart its uniquely pungent flavors. Alternatively, you can also grind this whole herb prior to use, to allow for a better dispersion of the flavor the benefit of which, is that by grinding just prior to use, the herb is able to better preserve its mouth-watering aromas and flavors. If you can't get enough of thyme in your life, try incorporating it into desserts as well, a particularly succulent use being in dark chocolate dishes such as a flourless cake or bittersweet brownies.
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