Thyme is known for its antiseptic properties. The 15 g Organic Thyme by La Caravane des Épices is organically grown and certified under IFS and Ecocert standards. Packaged in France, this product is made entirely from natural ingredients. Thyme is a plant with an ancient history of use. It is commonly used in the Mediterranean region where it grows in the wild. Thyme is an exceptional plant which is known for its medicinal benefits and enticing flavour. In the past, it was used by the Egyptians and Etruscan civilization for the mummification process. People have continued to use it over time due to its antiseptic properties and ability to help with digestion. The word "Thymus" in Greek also means “to flavour”. The small rounded thyme leaves contain essential oil. When heated, this oil releases the typical flavours that we associate with thyme. In fact, unlike most herbs, which are preferably used without cooking, thyme needs to be heated in order to release its flavour. La Caravane des Épices has chosen this organic thyme for its fresh and delicate flavour.
Thyme is a key ingredient when preparing a bouquet garni: it is then combined with bay leaf and parsley stems to flavour stock and stews. Use it in cooking to flavour marinades, stews, ragouts, ratatouille and fish soups, or as a seasoning for grilled meats. It can also be used to make herbal tea. Just brew it for five minutes in hot water and use one teaspoon per cup.