Thyme is an herb that is often dried and used as a spice in cooking, but fresh time also has culinary and medicinal uses! While there are multiple varieties, the most common is Thymus vulgaris. Did you know that thyme is a plant relative to mint and to oregano? Yes, a lot of herbs come from that family! Thyme has a really interesting history; it has historically been used as an herb with many spiritual purposes, including being an incense and as an embalming agent. It is generally planted in the spring and can be expected to maintain as a perennial as long as it’s cultivated in a hot, sunny location with well-drained soil.
When added to dishes, thyme adds that great herbaceous flavor that can add complexity to any savory dish. Thyme the spice is dried out, so there isn’t any appreciable nutrition.