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