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    LEMON THYME


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    Lemon Thyme 

    Description/Taste


    Lemon thyme is the more delicate of culinary thymes. It shares the same characteristics of common thyme in its appearance, with an addition of yellow highlights on each of its leaves. Its flavor is petite, offering woodsy and savory notes with lemon undertones, hence its namesake. 

    Seasons/Availability


    Lemon thyme is available year-round. 

    Nutritional Value


    Lemon thyme contains a concentration of volatile oils which makes it a favorite in aromatherapy and ayurvedic medicine. 

    Applications


    Lemon thyme's addition of citrus notes make it a great pair for fish and seafood. It also helps cut fatty rich meats. Lemon thyme can be used to infuse teas and syrups, or used as a savory element in deserts. To store, keep dry and refrigerated until ready to use. 

    Geography/History


    Thyme is a perennial herb and member of the mint family, Labiatae. There are more than 100 species of thyme. It is native to arid mountain regions of the Mediterranean and thus can tolerate drought conditions, which actually intensifies its flavor concentration. It grows wild in the hills of Greece and other western Mediterranean countries. Thyme is often grown with other savory herbs to be harvested together, specifically lavender, rosemary and savory

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