Thyme is a culinary herb produced by the Thymus vulgaris plant. This herb is used in many culinary applications and is also used as an herbal medicine. Thyme is commonly used both fresh and dried.

Health considerations

Thyme is a good source of vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, potassium and zinc, and a very good source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. Thyme essential oils have been known to possess antibacterial qualities, whereas whole, raw thyme has been shown to elicit hypersensitivity reactions in thyme farmers.

Keep in mind

Thyme is generally not consumed in high enough quantities to contribute significant micronutrients to the diet.

May be found in

Sold as is, spice mixes, savory dishes, herb butter


Nutrition Data

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Alternative Spellings and Names

Thymus vulgaris

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