Thyme honey: properties and use in cooking

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Among the many types of honey let's get to know thyme honey which will have the basic properties of honey with the addition of all the characteristics of thyme plant, aromatic herb par excellence with beneficial powers for the body.


Properties and benefits of thyme honey

The thyme plant has excellent balsamic properties and expectorants and calm the cough and help heal typical winter diseases.

Its main active ingredients are essential oils, excellent antiseptics that fight infectious diseases in the various body systems; the antiseptic action reaches in fact many districts: a intestinal level, in the urinary tract and even throughout therespiratory system thyme honey helps disinfect, purify and calm viral attacks.

Essential oils also present they improve our immune system and therefore they stimulate healing and strengthen the body by fighting fatigue.

The balsamic and expectorant activity of thyme honey therefore helps soothe inflammations in the respiratory tract and facilitate the escape of mucus. Excellent for calming coughs and avoiding irritation of the mucous membrane that is often caused by the sudden blows of an irritating cough.

Honey Thyme can be used for flatulence and intestinal gas as well as being an excellent vermifuge.


Features of thyme honey

The taste of thyme honey is very similar to that of eucalyptus perhaps because it shares the aroma of the essential oils that remain inside the honey itself and give it a particularly intense flavor.

The tasters give it the characteristics of a strong, spicy scent, reminiscent of aromatic wood, mulled wine and cloves.

Its sweetness is medium with an aromatic flavor that remains persistent in the mouth and ending with a balsamic aftertaste.

Its color is amber with a tendency to become brown and usually with time and the lowering of the temperature, honey solidifies; in the case of thyme honey crystallizes in a fine grain with a very compact consistency, a process that however occurs quite slowly due to the fructose.


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How to use thyme honey

In the kitchen, honey is always better to use it without any type of heating or cooking in order not to lose its healthy properties.

It usually comes toadded to herbal teas and hot drinks as soon as they have reached a suitable temperature to be sipped. A cup spoon is enough to give its benefits.

Honey can also become a ingredient for a quick and healthy snack, spread on well toasted black or wholemeal bread and accompanied if desired with slices of fruit, such as the classic autumnal pears that go perfectly with the aromaticity of this honey.

A good seasonal fruit salad with a drizzle of thyme honey and some dried fruit seeds such as hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews and pine nuts, it can be another great snack that is also suitable for developing children.


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Many different types of honey

Honey has countless properties and benefits for human health and has been used since ancient times as a food and as a cure for many ailments.

Honey is produced as we all know by the hardworking bees who they gather the pollen and transform it into honey for your hive: depending on which flower mostly bees frequent and collect, you will get honey from one type of plant or another.

Thus we will have, for example, a delicate and golden honey obtained in May when the white clusters of the flowers bloom Robiania pseudo-acacia tree, or a dark honey and much more bitter when the flowers are those of chestnut trees.

The wildflower honeyInstead, as the name itself implies, it is a honey produced from several types of flowers, it is one of the most common and widespread and has a delicate flavor. Excellent for those who need to energize and purify the body, it has a stimulating and regulating function. 


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