Physical: Cut Category: Herbs Description: Thyme is the leaf of a low-growing shrub in the mint family called Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is grown in southern Europe, including France, Spain, and Portugal. It is also indigenous to the Mediterranean. Application: Thyme is often included in seasoning blends for poultry and stuffing and commonly used in fish sauces, chowders, and soups. It goes well with lamb and veal as well as in eggs, custards, and croquettes. Thyme often is paired with tomatoes. Thyme has a subtle, dry aroma and a slightly minty flavor.