thyme leaves australian
thyme leaves australian

Thyme Leaves - Australian grown

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Thyme leaves are a perennial herb from the mint family originally native to the southern Europe and Mediterranean regions, and a great ingredient for daily cooking. Its dried leaves are gray-green leaves, and it has an herbaceous, minty, light-lemon aroma and mint and lemon flavour. It can be added to soups, stews, clam chowder, stuffing, gumbos, heartier sauces, sausages, roast chicken or pork, and many vegetable dishes, or fish. Its mint-like flavour that pairs well in most dishes. Its characteristic astringency counteracts rich and fatty foods. These are 100% Australian-grown Thyme Leaves that are harvested at their peak and sun-dried to lock in their flavour and aroma. Australian-grown Thyme Leaves are grown, harvested, dried, and processed all on home soil.
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Culinary Notes: 

Derived from the Mediterranean, Thyme is a herbaceous, minty, light-lemon scented herb with a mint and lemon flavour that works beautifully with so many flavours in meat, vegetable and seafood dishes. It can even be paired with citrus flavours in sweet dishes. These are 100% Australian-grown Thyme Leaves that are harvested at their peak and sun-dried to lock in their flavour and aroma. Australian-grown Thyme Leaves are grown, harvested, dried, and processed all on home soil.

Health benefits: 

Thyme contains principles that have disease preventing and health benefits, offering high levels of quality phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. It contains thymol, one of the important essential oils, which has antiseptic, and anti-fungal characteristics. It can be used in a hot drink to soothe a sore throat, painful cough or bronchitis. It also contains one of the highest antioxidant levels among herbs. Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. It is a source of vitamins like B-complex, vitamin-A, vitamin-K, vitamin-E, vitamin-C, and folic acid.

Origin:

Thyme leaves are a perennial herb from the mint family originally native to the southern Europe and Mediterranean regions, and a great ingredient for daily cooking. Its dried leaves are grey-green leaves, and it has a herbaceous, minty, light-lemon aroma and mint and lemon flavour. It can be added to soups, stews, clam chowder, stuffing, gumbos, heartier sauces, sausages, roast chicken or pork, and many vegetable dishes, or fish. Its mint-like flavour that pairs well in most dishes. Its characteristic astringency counteracts rich and fatty foods. These are 100% Australian-grown Thyme Leaves that are harvested at their peak and sun-dried to lock in their flavour and aroma. Australian-grown Thyme Leaves are grown, harvested, dried, and processed all on home soil.

Ingredients:

  • 100% dried Australian Thyme Leaves
  • Packed in Australia from 100% local Australian products

Other names or spelling:

Garden Thyme, Thymus vulgaris, Thyme Mediterranean, Dried Thyme

How to use:

  • Thyme can be added early on in cooking as it takes time to release its flavour and due to its intense flavour should be added sparingly. However, prolonged cooking can result in the evaporation of its essential oils
  • Season chicken burgers with thyme and parmesan. It also adds a meaty note to mushroom and lentil burgers
  • Add to bread making or combine with savoury fillings in focaccia
  • Used with parsley and bay leaves, parsley and celery as the core ingredients of bouquet garni
  • It can be mixed with other herbs and its characteristic herb flavour to the popular Middle Eastern blend known as za'atar
  • It can be added to flavour patés and terrines, casseroles, tomato and wine-based sauces, spice rubs, stews, marinades, thick vegetable soups, clam chowder, bread stuffing, gumbos, heartier sauces, roast chicken or pork, many vegetable dishes, or fish
  • It can be combined with garlic to spread over lamb before cooking
  • With chicken can be sprinkled over it before grilling
  • Thyme herb tea is a popular health drink

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