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Dried thyme

Thyme is a particularly healthy spice because of its essential thyme oil. Thanks to its long shelf life, the dried variety is especially popular.
8%
Water
 79
Macronutrient carbohydrates 79.45%
/11
Macronutrient proteins 11.32%
/09
Macronutrient fats 9.23%
 

The three ratios show the percentage by weight of macronutrients (carbohydrates / proteins / fats) of the dry matter (excl. water).

Ω-6 (LA, 0.5g)
Omega-6 fatty acid such as linoleic acid (LA)
 : Ω-3 (ALA, 0.7g)
Omega-3 fatty acid such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
 = 1:1

Omega-6 ratio to omega-3 fatty acids should not exceed a total of 5:1. Link to explanation.

Here, essential linolenic acid (LA) 0.5 g to essential alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) 0.69 g = 0.72:1.
Ratio Total omega-6 = 0.5 g to omega-3 fatty acids Total = 0.69 g = 0.72:1.
On average, we need about 2 g of LA and ALA per day from which a healthy body also produces EPA and DHA, etc.

Thyme is a frequently used culinary spice that is often found fresh or dried in soups and stews. It is best to buy it fresh as a potted plant from a nursery or organic grocery store and use it raw to season salads and other dishes. In gourmet dishes, the small flowers are often used decoratively, but are also edible. Thyme can be found growing wild. Gently dried, it is considered a raw food. Wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum) is less known but can also be eaten raw.

General information:

From Wikipedia: “Thyme is an evergreen herb with culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. The most common variety is Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is of the genus Thymus of the mint family (Lamiaceae), and a relative of the oregano genus Origanum.”

Cultivation:

Thyme is best cultivated in a hot, sunny location with well-drained soil. It is generally planted in the spring, and thereafter grows as a perennial. It can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or dividing rooted sections of the plant. It tolerates drought well. The plants can take deep freezes and are found growing wild on mountain highlands.

Culinary uses:

In some Levantine countries, and Assyria, the condiment za'atar (Arabic for thyme) contains thyme as a vital ingredient. It is a common component of the bouquet garni, and of herbes de Provence.

Thyme is sold both fresh and dried. While summer-seasonal, fresh greenhouse thyme is often available year round. The fresh form is more flavourful, but also less convenient; storage life is rarely more than a week. Although the fresh form only lasts a week or two under refrigeration, it can last many months if carefully frozen.

Fresh thyme is commonly sold in bunches of sprigs. A sprig is a single stem snipped from the plant. It is composed of a woody stem with paired leaf or flower clusters ("leaves") spaced 1⁄2 to 1 inch (13 to 25 mm) apart. A recipe may measure thyme by the bunch (or fraction thereof), or by the sprig, or by the tablespoon or teaspoon. Dried thyme is widely used in Armenia in tisanes (called urc).

Depending on how it is used in a dish, the whole sprig may be used (e.g., in a bouquet garni), or the leaves removed and the stems discarded. Usually, when a recipe specifies "bunch" or "sprig", it means the whole form; when it specifies spoons, it means the leaves. It is perfectly acceptable to substitute dried for whole thyme.

Leaves may be removed from stems either by scraping with the back of a knife, or by pulling through the fingers or tines of a fork.

Thyme retains its flavour on drying better than many other herbs.

Medicinal uses:

Oil of thyme, the essential oil of common thyme (Thymus vulgaris), contains 20–54% thymol. Thyme essential oil also contains a range of additional compounds, such as p-cymene, myrcene, borneol, and linalool. Thymol, an antiseptic, is an active ingredient in various commercially produced mouthwashes such as Listerine. Before the advent of modern antibiotics, oil of thyme was used to medicate bandages. It has also been shown to be effective against various fungi that commonly infect toenails. Thymol can also be found as the active ingredient in some all-natural, alcohol-free hand sanitizers.

A tisane made by infusing the herb in water can be used for coughs and bronchitis.

Nutrient tables

The complete nutritional information, coverage of the daily requirement and comparison values with other ingredients can be found in the following nutrient tables.

Nutritional Information
per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Energy276 kcal
1'155 kJ
13.8%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2000kcal
Fat/Lipids7.4 g10.6%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 70g
Saturated Fats2.7 g13.6%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 20g
Carbohydrates (inc.dietary fiber)64 g23.7%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 270g
Sugars1.7 g1.9%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 90g
Fiber37 g148.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 25g
Protein/Albumin9.1 g18.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 50g
Cooking Salt (Na:55.0 mg)140 mg5.8%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2.4g
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA.
Fat/Lipids
Carbohydrates
Protein/Albumin
Cooking Salt

Essential micronutrients with the highest proportions per 100g 2000 kcal
VitVitamin K 1'714 µg2'286.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 75 µg
MinIron, Fe 124 mg883.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 14 mg
MinManganese, Mn 7.9 mg393.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
ElemCalcium, Ca 1'890 mg236.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg
VitFolate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 274 µg137.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 200 µg
MinCopper, Cu 0.86 mg86.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
ProtTryptophan (Trp, W) 0.19 g75.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.25 g
VitVitamin C (ascorbic acid) 50 mg63.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 80 mg
VitVitamin E, as a-TEs 7.5 mg62.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 12 mg
MinZinc, Zn 6.2 mg62.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 10 mg

Detailed micronutrients and daily requirement coverage per 100g

Explanations of nutrient tables in general

The majority of the nutritional information comes from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture). This means that the information for natural products is often incomplete or only given within broader categories, whereas in most cases products made from these have more complete information displayed.

If we take flaxseed, for example, the important essential amino acid ALA (omega-3) is only included in an overarching category whereas for flaxseed oil ALA is listed specifically. In time, we will be able to change this, but it will require a lot of work. An “i” appears behind ingredients that have been adjusted and an explanation appears when you hover over this symbol.

For Erb Muesli, the original calculations resulted in 48 % of the daily requirement of ALA — but with the correction, we see that the muesli actually covers >100 % of the necessary recommendation for the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Our goal is to eventually be able to compare the nutritional value of our recipes with those that are used in conventional western lifestyles.

Essential fatty acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Alpha-Linolenic acid; ALA; 18:3 omega-3 0.69 g35.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 2.0 g
Linoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 0.50 g5.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 10 g

Essential amino acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Tryptophan (Trp, W) 0.19 g75.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.25 g
Isoleucine (Ile, I) 0.47 g38.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.2 g
Valine (Val, V) 0.50 g31.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
Threonine (Thr, T) 0.25 g27.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g
Leucine (Leu, L) 0.43 g18.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 2.4 g
Lysine (Lys, K) 0.21 g11.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.9 g

Vitamins per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Vitamin K 1'714 µg2'286.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 75 µg
Folate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 274 µg137.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 200 µg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 50 mg63.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 80 mg
Vitamin E, as a-TEs 7.5 mg62.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 12 mg
Thiamine (vitamin B1) 0.51 mg47.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.1 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.55 mg39.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Niacin (née vitamin B3) 4.9 mg31.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 16 mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 0.40 mg29.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Vitamin A, as RAE 190 µg24.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 µg
Vitamin D 0 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 5.0 µg

Essential macroelements (macronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Calcium, Ca 1'890 mg236.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg
Magnesium, Mg 220 mg59.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 375 mg
Potassium, K 814 mg41.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2'000 mg
Phosphorus, P 201 mg29.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 700 mg
Sodium, Na 55 mg7.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg

Essential trace elements (micronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Iron, Fe 124 mg883.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 14 mg
Manganese, Mn 7.9 mg393.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
Copper, Cu 0.86 mg86.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
Zinc, Zn 6.2 mg62.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 10 mg
Selenium, Se 4.6 µg8.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 55 µg
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