Thyme originates from the land surrounding the Mediterranean sea but has since been transplanted and adapted to a variety of climates around the world. Early colonists took the herb to North America where it was used as a preservative and for its medicinal properties.
In spite of its delicate texture, French thyme boasts a strong floral aroma and long-lasting taste.
Thanks to its antiseptic and anti-fungal qualities, adding thyme to your diet is an effective but natural way to fend off the coughs and sore throats linked to colds and flu. It can also be used as a natural disinfectant.
Thyme is a great addition to warming winter stews. Tie together with flat parsley and bay leaves to create a classic “bouquet garni”, then simply add to any soup, stock or casserole to enhance the flavour of your chosen meat and vegetables.