WHAT IS IT?
Thyme is an herb closely related to oregano and it’s a part of the mint family. Thyme is usually seen as a woody stalk with tiny leaves which hold most of the flavor.
HOW DO YOU STORE IT?
If you plan to use your thyme within a week, then only wash what you will use and wrap the rest loosely in plastic wrap.
For longer than a week, the thyme can be dehydrated. Separate the leaves from the stem and place them in a cool location for a few days to dry them out. When they are completely dry, place them in an airtight container. It is good to use until it loses it’s fresh smell.
WHEN CAN YOU GET IT?
Thyme is in season usually all year except the winter months so you can get some now!
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT IT?
Thyme adds great flavor to any dish it’s in. In addition to flavor, thyme provides vitamin C and A, as well as iron and fiber.
HOW CAN YOU EAT IT?
Thyme can be tied together in a bundle and used in a whole chicken or turkey before roasting. It can also be used as seasoning in a variety of dishes.