Thyme

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ORIGIN

Thyme, also known as ‘wild thyme’ and ‘farigoule’ in Provence, originates from Mediterranean regions from western Europe to southern Italy. Its scientific name is Thymus Vulgaris and it belongs to the Lamiaceae family.

The term ‘Thymus Vulgaris’ comes from the Greek ‘thumon’, meaning ‘offering’. It was previously used for its pleasant scent when burned. The Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used it for various reasons. Thyme was introduced to Europe by the Romans, mainly for use in cosmetics. During the Crusades in the Middle Ages, thyme was a symbol of courage and lasting love.

Nowadays, it is used mainly in Mediterranean cuisine and in many dishes originating from the four corners of the world.

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CULTIVATION METHOD

Thyme grows in light, chalky, clay and wet soils and can reach a height of up to 40cm. To grow properly, it needs exposure to sunlight. Thyme can grow at altitudes of up to 2000m. The plant has several slender, branched stems containing small, thin, green leaves that give off a strong scent.

It blooms from June to October and is harvested just before it blooms. Small, usually white flowers appear when the plant is in bloom.

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HOW TO USE IT WHEN COOKING

Both dried thyme and fresh thyme are used. It is very popular in Mediterranean cuisine.

An ingredient in mixed herbs, it adds great flavour to stocks, sauces, stews and tomato-based dishes. It is also used in salads, vinaigrettes, pasta, ratatouille and lamb-based dishes.

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Products

Find our ranges of products under different packaging, as well as our points of sale. Whole or ground, you will find the right product for your use.

Whole thyme



An ingredient in mixed herbs, it flavours stocks, sauces and stews.

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Whole thyme



Our packets are convenient. They are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

An ingredient in mixed herbs, it flavours stocks, sauces and stews.

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Whole thyme



Our pots are suitable for those who consume a large amount of spices!

An ingredient in mixed herbs, it flavours stocks, sauces and stews.

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Bunches of thyme and laurel



Our packets are convenient. They are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

Mix in when you start cooking a sauce, bouillon, soup, pot-au-feu, fumet, marinade or stock.

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Freeze-dried thyme



Used in the same way as fresh thyme. It enhances the flavour of salads, tomatoes, vinaigrettes, pasta, ratatouille and lamb-based dishes.

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Ground thyme



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Whole Provence thyme



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Whole thyme



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Whole thyme



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. The packaging has a double flap lid for ease of use.

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Thym de Provence Prestige



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Whole thyme



Our packets are convenient. They are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

An ingredient in mixed herbs, it flavours stocks, sauces and stews.

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