Thym sauvage à thuyanol (Wild thuyanol thyme)

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Thym sauvage à thuyanol (Wild thuyanol thyme)

Technical guide

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

A thyme variety with hints of mint and eucalyptus. Use to season fresh fruit.

Conseil Sprinkle over fruit salads and infuse in luscious syrups for poached fruit and fruit salads.

The words of Olivier Roellinger

With hints of mint and eucalyptus, wild thuyanol thyme makes an exceptional addition to poaching syrups for peaches, apples, pears, pineapples and apricots. Try sprinkling a pinch over fruit salads or use it to make iced herbal teas. The rare herb grows on evergreen shrubs and is a pharmacist favorite for its healing properties.

Story

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is an aromatic herb that spreads in fragrant mats over sunny, dry scrubland areas (garrigues, in French). In the garrigues of Southern France, wild thyme is harvested by hand in the early spring using small sickles, a technique that is in keeping with traditional, sustainable, organic farming practices. Once harvested, the leaves are subjected to gentle drying methods to retain all of their aromatic properties.
Wild thyme varieties have evolved to adapt to different climates by altering their essential oil compositions. This results in the the wide range of scents and flavors found in different types of thyme.
Ancient Egyptians and Greeks were familiar with thyme and used it extensively.Thyme has also been called 'the secret ingredient in French cooking' by foreign food writers. The herb is found in many traditional French recipes, including pot-au-feu (French pot roast), boeuf bourgignon (beef stew with red wine), and cassoulet. Thyme is also an essential component of the French 'bouquet garni.'