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Thyme is a spicy herb used in Creole cooking and in stuffing. Thyme is often used in poultry dishes around the holidays. Rub Thyme over game birds and turkey for a wonderful flavor in your holiday meals.

Scientific Binomial Name: Thymus vulgaris

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Thyme is a spicy herb used in Creole dishes & stuffing. Rub Thyme over game birds or roasts.

Selection

In general, herbs should be fresh looking, crisp and brightly-colored.

Avoid

Avoid herbs that are wilted, have dry brown areas, or are pale or yellow in color. Slimy looking dark spots with small areas of mold indicate old product or poor handling.

Storage

Most herbs benefit from being stored with freshly cut stems in a glass of water - either in or out of the refrigerator.

Ripening

Herbs will not ripen further after harvest.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Thyme is low in sodium, and very low in cholesterol. It's also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Magnesium, Zinc and Copper, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron and Manganese.

    1 tbsp, leaves

    Amount per serving

    Calories :276Calories from Fat :
    Total Fat7.43
    Cholesterol0%
    Sodium 55%
    Total Carbohydrate63.94%
    Dietary Fiber37%
    Sugars 1.71%
    Protein 9.11%
    Vitamin A3800%
    Vitamin C50%
    Calcium 1890 %
    Iron 123.6%

  • Tips & Trivia
  • Thyme originated in the Mediterranean region but is now grown in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

    Thyme was one of the embalming agents used by the ancient Egyptians in their mummification process.

    Thyme includes the flavonoids apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin.

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