Thyme - How To Use
You will find mentions of thyme from ancient Egypt. Thyme is considered a magnet for wildlife.
If you detect a sniffle and think you have a cold coming on, thyme is considered great in a tea to prevent. It is rich in Vitamin C, and a good source of vitamin A. Thyme may boost your mental health. It is said that thyme can play a pivotal role in protecting against food poisoning. It is often considered appropriate for protecting against coughing.
- The burning of thyme in the home was considered to promote good health. Stuffing a pillow with thyme was considered to help protect against nightmares, probably because you couldn't sleep on a pillow of thyme.
- The Greeks associated thyme with courage. Athletes would cover themselves with thyme leaves or thyme oil to give them courage. We prefer that to the direction they took with onions.
Chief flavour profile
Thymol, carvacrol and geraniol are just some of the chemical compositions found in thyme. The vast array of flavour compounds is down to the different species. Bay, nutmeg and nigella are some of the spices that pair well with thyme.
Blends to try with Thyme
Complex, zesty and aromatic, this beautiful mixed herb blend is a variant of a lost recipe from a 13th-century medieval Arabian cookbook, with the literal translation meaning ‘bouquet’ or ‘bunch’ of herbs. Playing homage to the ancient trade of herbs, adding a little sprinkle will bring a fresh and luscious zing to savoury dishes like omelettes, baked beans on toast, pasta, soups and cheese toasties. Reaching for Bāqa will soon be like second nature. Ordinarily, if you like Za'Atar, you will like Baqa. However, the flavour alchemy is quite different.
An exceptionally balanced and versatile Mediterranean base blend. Sofrito is a multi-ingredient preparation that contains nutrients that are beneficial for the body. The bioactive compounds found in sofrito included polyphenols, carotenoids, and Vitamin C. Numerous studies have shown that consumption of these nutrients can lower the risk of various cancers and heart disease. Not only do studies show that we do not need rarefied super-foods to maintain our nutritional health, but it also highlights the simple yet oh-so-flavorsome additions this blend can add to everyday dishes.