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SCIENTIFIC NAME: TEUCRIUM SPP.
There are several varieties of this mint-family member, a perennial herb native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Garden thyme, the most often used variety, is a bush with gray-green leaves giving off a pungent minty, light-lemon aroma. Subvarieties include the narrow-leafed French thyme and broad-leafed English thyme . The most well-known subvariety of wild thyme - a thick ground cover - is lemon thyme , an herb with a more pronounced lemon aroma than garden thyme. Whatever the variety, thyme is widely used in cooking to add flavor to vegetables, meat, poultry and fish dishes, soups and cream sauces.
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GRAPH 1 (ABOVE). Total Calories (0) as part of a 2200 calorie daily dietary intake.