Aromatic shelled Sicilian thyme - Typical Sicilian aromas
Sicilian thyme leaves hand-picked wild, intensely scented and aromatic thanks to the arid soils and hot sun of Sicily. Thyme shelled by hand after being carefully dried upside down in dark and well-ventilated places. An irreplaceable aroma in the kitchen, typically Sicilian.
Thyme of Sicily 100% Natural - Macara Sicilian aromas
Macara thyme is harvested and processed by hand, naturally dried, shelled and sieved using an ancient processing system that preserves its flavor, aroma and color. 100% natural thyme of Sicilian origin harvested and processed by hand, with an intense, persistent and aromatic scent. Manual processing and slow and natural drying preserve the aroma and properties of this Mediterranean spice, rich in vitamins A, B6, C, fibre, calcium, iron, manganese. An essential and irreplaceable ingredient in the kitchen, added at the end of cooking, thyme gives an aromatic spiciness to dishes.
Latin name: Thymus Vulgaris. It is a perennial herb of the Lamiaceae family like oregano and sage.
Origin: it is a plant native to the western Mediterranean.
Morphological characteristics: the leaves are small and elongated, green-grey in color and covered with thick hair. The pinkish flowers are visible during the warm period of the year.
Harvest period: the plant is harvested by cutting the small branches and grouping them into bunches to be dried. The best period for this operation coincides with flowering or when the concentration of aromatic essence in the leaves is maximum.
Organoleptic characteristics: intense and characteristic green colour; intense, persistent and aromatic bouquet; strong but delicate flavor, with slight aromatic hints of spiciness.
Uses in the kitchen: it goes well with fish or meat dishes, soups, sauces, mushrooms, vegetables, liqueurs and vinegars. Excellent with legumes, in particular with beans which, thanks to its digestive effect, are more digestible. In the herbal field, like oregano, it is used for its antiseptic and digestive properties.
Storage: keep in a cool, dry and poorly lit place. Product to be used preferably within 18 months.