Thyme is a genus of plant in the Lamiaceae family.
Thyme, an aromatic herb with many properties and excellent in the kitchen to make different types of dishes tastier.
Thyme can boast an unexpected vitamin content, both in reference to vitamin C and B vitamins. It also contains thymol, linaiol and mineral salts. It is an officinal and aromatic plant, which presents inside an essential oil and beneficial substances thanks to which thyme is attributed with balsamic, anticatarrhal and antiseptic properties. Among the mineral salts contained in the thyme we find manganese, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Thyme is highly appreciated in the kitchen for its organoleptic and flavoring properties, it goes well with many foods such as roasted or stewed meats, fish, vegetables, mushrooms, oils and aromatic vinegars. Excellent also the combination with legumes, in particular beans, which also contributes to making it more digestible. Some people even add it to fresh fruit!
Thyme is excellent for perfuming wines and preparing liqueurs, its infusion is excellent to replace tea or coffee. Unlike what happens to other spices, thyme does not lose its aroma after drying, indeed, its aroma is more intense, as is also the case with oregano and rosemary.