Description: An especially fragrant herb, Thyme is known for its small, curly leaves. A sprig of thyme refers to its woody stem and leaves. A perennial that is classified as a mint, Thyme has a flavor that is sometimes compared to a mild lemon. The flavor of thyme leaves comes from their oil.
Culinary Uses: Flavorful, but not overwhelming, Thyme is extremely versatile. It can enhance a wide variety of dishes, including beef, chicken, fish, lamb, eggs and vegetables. When fresh sprigs of thyme are combined with parsley and bay leaves, the result is "bouquet garni" which is commonly used in French cooking to season stock, stews and soups.
Part Of Plant Used: Sprigs of leaves or leaves only
Thyme comes in the following retail packages:
Very mild and with a hint of lemon flavor, Thyme adds its own unique taste to a variety of dishes, including many French favorites.