Organic Portuguese Thyme from our farm.
“Thymus mastichina” it’s an amazing plant and the most fantastic of all thymes. Its remarkable color and beautiful flower, its unique and fresh aroma and its wonderful culinary potential, will amaze you for sure.
Considered digestive and expectorant, it has strong antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Widely used in aromatherapy as a relaxant and sleep promoter. The infusion of the leaves has excellent results for colds and flu and doing a steam treatment with it helps to decongest the nasal passages. The infusion of its flower is especially effective for migraines.
We name it SAL VERDE (Green Salt) after being dried and crushed to be used as if it were salt.
It proves to be a very important herb in cooking as it has the property of intensifying aromas, thus helping to considerably reduce the use of salt.
Its strong camphor aroma ends up disappearing during cooking, with the aroma of the surrounding ingredients prevailing. However, it can be overpowering if used excessively.
It can be used in everything from meat and fish, vegetables and soups, sauces and drinks. Some top-quality olive oil sprinkled with this crushed herb – Sal Verde – is an experience that leaves no one indifferent.
It is also known as “pure salt” and “herba ursa”, the latter term most used in the Mértola region, where it spontaneously abounds.
Discover more recipes on our book Sal Verde where this herb is widely used.
Aproximate net weight: 25 g
Best before 3 years.
Carboard tube: 15 x 5 cm