Time for Thyme

Sam Rushenberg: Culinary Arts 2

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A Long Thyme Ago...

  • Ancient Greeks referred to thyme as a symbol of courage and sacrifice
  • It was used heavily as a medicinal plant to treat indigestion and even cure hangovers
  • It is mainly grown in southern Europe, as it is also indigenous to the Medeteranian

Botanical Breakdown

  • Thyme is the leaf of a low-growing shrub
  • Comes from the mint family Thymus vulgaris
  • Used as a condiment, the leaves can be fresh, dried, or ground
  • Can be used fresh or dried
  • Can be used to compliment a sweet or savory dish

Thyme-Rubbed Steaks with Sautéed Mushrooms

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Apple Thyme Jelly

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Thyme Corn Bread

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Thyme to be Healthy

  • Has been used throughout history for medicinal practices
  • Researchers have recently pinpointed some components that are proven to maintain health: caracolo, borneol, geraniol, but most importantly, thymol
  • High in antioxidants
  • Nutrient-dense (Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron, and Fiber)