1. - INTRODUCTION
Thyme is a small shrub that grows from 13 cm to 40 cm tall. The stems are straight, square-shaped and woody with multiple sprigs. The leaves are small, curved ovals with a pilose underside. Its pink flowers are produced in corymbs and bloom in spring. Thyme has a pungent aromatic odor. This culinary herb has several compounds such as phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals giving it medicinal properties that promote health and help prevent disease.
The antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of thyme due to the thymol and other essential oils it contains, are worthy of mention.
Thyme also contains large amounts of vitamins and minerals essential for health. It is one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and selenium. Potassium is essential for the proper functioning and control of bodily fluids and helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate.
Another use of thyme is to enhance the flavor of foods such as stewed or grilled meats, soups, beans, pickles, peas, etc. The leaves are also added to fillings, sauces and fish dishes. Small sprigs of thyme can be added to oil or vinegar for flavor.
2. - PRODUCT
Name of the product: Dehydrated Thyme
Common Name: Thyme
Scientific Name: Thymus Vulgaris L.
Lifetime: 4 years
Sanitary Register: 03-02-03-10-0001 SENASAG Bolivia
Phytosanitary Register: 01-111-3 SENASAG Bolivia
Tariff heading: 0910991000
Dehydrated: Naturally, in solar dryers.
Presentation: According to client specifications. Kraft paper bag with inner polyethylene lining. Each bag contains 20 kg net. Bag dimensions are: Width: 635 mm. Length: 1110 mm. Bellow: 130.
Aspect: The leaves are lanceolate, small, sharp and opposed.
Color: Grey-green color.
Odor: Aromatic, very pronounced. Atypical odor-free.
Taste: Very accented tones. Free of atypical flavors.
4. - CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Humidity: < 12%
Total ashes: < 14%
Ashes IN CLH: < 14%
Ethereal extract: <-
Gross fiber: <-
Stems and foreign matter: > 1.5%
Size: 5 mm.
5. - CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Essential oils: Thymol (20-55%), p-cymene (14-45%), carvacrol (1-10%), gamma-terpin (5-10%), borneol (8%) and linalool (8%). Flavonoids: luteolin, apigenin, naringenin, eriodictiol, crislineal, salvigenina, cirsimaritin, timonina and timusina.
Phenolic acids, cinnamic acid derivatives, cefeico and rosmarinic acid (0.15-1.35%).
Triterpenos: ursolic acid (1.9%) and oleanolic (0.6%) acid. Saponins. Tannins.
E- Coli: Absence
7. - QUALITY
Our products meet all quality standards set by our clients and by international regulatory agencies, and our company is certified for good manufacturing practices (GMP). (TÜV Rheinland)
8. - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Processing: Solar drying with mechanical systems using good manufacturing practices (GMP).
Traceability system: Complete system of traceability by package.
Uses: Thyme is used to flavor foods such as stewed or grilled meats, soups, beans, pickles, peas, etc. The leaves are also added to fillings, sauces and fish dishes. Small sprigs can be added to oil or vinegar for flavor. The antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of thyme are noteworthy.
Conditions for storage and transportation: Keep in a cool ventilated room away from direct light. Ship only as a food item.