Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Common Name: Thyme, running thyme and mother thyme
Description: Thyme is a popular herb used in Europe and throughout the Mediterranean regions. It is commonly used in soup, stews and to flavor meat. Thyme is traditionally paired with lamb, tomatoes and eggs. In addition, it can be found with pork, chicken, zucchini, beans and pasta.
- Thyme oil has an antiseptic property and is used in mouthwash.
- Thyme was used in ancient burial rituals.
- Thyme was burned as incense in religious dwellings for courage.
The following chart provides nutritional values for 1 teaspoon (.8 grams) of raw Thyme leaves provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||1.3 mg|