Thyme is often added to dishes with little regard for its nutritional benefits, but it's actually packed with wonderful anti's: antiseptics, antibacterial, and antioxidants. Its essential oils make it a wonderful therapeutic cure for coughs and inflammation of the mouth, throat, and upper respiratory tract. In medieval times, thyme was thought to impart courage and vigor.

Selection Process

Choose fresh thyme over dried whenever possible, as fresh is always stronger in flavor. Be sure to select thyme with green-gray leaves with no dark spots or yellowing. Dried variations of thyme are widely available in supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 tsp (0.8 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 0.8

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.1mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.2g 0.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0.4%

Protein 0.0g

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 0.3% Iron 0.8%
Vitamin D 0.0% Thiamin 0.0%
Riboflavin 0.2% Niacin 0.1%
Vitamin B-6 0.1% Folate 0.1%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.1% Magnesium 0.3%
Zinc 0.1% Copper 0.2%
Manganese 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.