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Thyme

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Did You Know?
Records of Thyme date back to ancient Greece where it symbolised courage. Roman soldiers bathed in water infused with Thyme to gain vigour, courage and strength. Thyme has antiseptic qualities. It also aids the digestion of fatty food. Laid amongst clothes it is said to keep fleas and moths away.

Quality
Good

Quality
Thyme should contain very little twig or stalk. Its aroma and flavour should be strong and fresh. Thymol is the principal flavour – giving volatile oil.

Usage
Combine with grated lemon zest, crushed garlic and butter, then spread over chicken breasts and wrap in Parma ham before cooking. Add to casseroles and stews, such as Irish stew or Lancashire hotpot, for a warm, aromatic flavour. Sprinkle over roasted vegetables or potatoes. Marinate chicken or fish in olive oil, lemon juice and Thyme before grilling.

Nutrition
Energy per 100g: 211 KCal
Protein per 100g: 9.1 g
Carbohydrates per 100g: 27 g
Fat per 100g: 7.4 g
Sugars per 100g: 1.7 g
Saturates per 100g: 2.7 g
Fibre per 100g: 37 g
Sodium per 100g: 0.06 g