Thymes

cyprus thyme

Thymes

  • Made In Cyprus, Europe
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Thyme, a staple ingredient in Mediterranean cuisines, was cultivated by ancient civilizations for many uses and remains a popular addition to all sorts of dishes. People have grown thyme in the sun-kissed fields of Cyprus for thousands of years. Dried thyme grown in the US is available in any grocery store, but the nutrient-dense benefits and wonderful flavor and fragrance of fresh thyme make it well worth buying fresh – from Cyprus!

The ancient Greeks perfumed their baths with thyme and burned it as incense, believing it to be a source of courage. This belief spread to Europeans when the Romans brought thyme to Europe, and in the Middle Ages women there gave thyme to knights and warriors to give them courage, as well as putting it under their pillows as a sleep aid. In the days before refrigeration and food safety laws, including thyme in recipes gave you at least some protection against spoiled meat and foodborne disease.

Thyme is a small, attractive flowering plant related to mint with more than 350 known species (it hybridizes easily) that, depending on the species, gives off a scent reminiscent of pine, caraway, lemon, camphor, or eucalyptus.

Use it fresh or dry our fresh thyme when you receive it for greater potency. Both the leaves and flowers bring the essence of the warm Mediterranean to casseroles, soups, stews, and sautéed vegetables. Combine it with parsley and bay leaves to make the French combination of herbs called bouquet garni, a classic seasoning for stock, stews, and soups.

Add either fresh or dried thyme toward the end of the cooking process, since heat can easily cause a loss of its delicate flavor.

  • Add thyme to your favorite pasta sauce recipe.
  • Fresh thyme adds a wonderful fragrance to omelets and scrambled eggs.
  • Hearty beans such as kidney beans, pinto beans and black beans taste exceptionally good when seasoned with thyme.
  • When poaching fish, place some sprigs of thyme on top of the fish and in the poaching liquid.
  • Season soups and stocks by adding fresh thyme.

We call thyme nutrient-dense because it’s been found to be an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, riboflavin, iron, copper, and manganese, as well as calcium and doses of vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

But its uses don’t stop there. Use our fresh, traditionally cultivated thyme for potpourri, mood-enhancing aromatherapy, moth-repellant sachets, ointments that fight skin infections in scrapes and cuts, and cough elixirs and mouthwashes for canker sores and throat infections. Thyme can be particularly helpful as a remedy for upper respiratory tract problems such as bronchitis.

(Mix 1-6 ounces of thyme with honey in a mortar and pestle to make your own cough medicine, according to “A Modern Herbal,” published in 1931.) The volatile oils in thyme have been shown to have powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties that have antimicrobial activity against a host of different bacteria and fungi, including Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, E. coli, and the deadly Shigella sonnei.

Store fresh thyme in the refrigerator wrapped in a slightly damp paper towel. Keep dried thyme in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place – lasts about six months.

Company Info

Contact Person: Nikos Andrea
Mailing Address: Koniele Trading LTD,
Evagorou 6, Dromolaxia, Cyprus 7020
Call/Text: 00 357 97 884776
Company Reg. No: HE343968