Geraniol (wild thyme)

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Geraniol (wild thyme)

Technical guide

Ingredients Geraniol (wild thyme)
Origin France
Net weight 10 g
Conservation / Utilisation In a dry, dark place such as a closed cupboard.
Price incl. tax €6.50

Notes of citrus fruit. For fish and shellfishs.

Conseil With steamed or baked fish in oven.

The words of Olivier Roellinger

Delicious flavours of citronella and lemon confit, followed by hints of mandarin. Particularly fragrant, this thyme was made for baked fish in oven or in addition to a shellfish bouillon.


Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is an aromatic plant which flourishes in a wild dry and sunny environments such as scrubland, in the form of odoriferous mats. In the scrublands of southern France, during the spring this wild thyme is hand-picked using a sickle, according to traditional methods and organic farming practices, then it is gently dried. Thyme has adapted to its environment by changing the composition of its essential oil, which explains the differences of perfums and flavors between these wild thyme. Thyme was known and appreciated by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Foreign cook writers used to say it was the "secret of French cuisine". Thyme is used in many French traditionnal recipes such as stew, beef bourguignon, cassoulet. Thyme is the essential ingredient of the "bouquet garni".