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What is the difference between lemon thyme and thyme

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer almost 6 years ago

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HalfPint
HalfPint

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added almost 6 years ago

Lemon thyme is only slightly more 'lemony'. Generally, there's not much to differentiate the two varieties

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QueenSashy
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added almost 6 years ago

Actually, I think that the difference is quite prominent, lemon thyme being much more savory. It smells like a hybrid between lemon and thyme. I would use them in dishes very differently.

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pierino
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added almost 6 years ago

But the family of thymes goes well beyond just these two examples. I like using thymes because it's easy to cultivate and complements so many things. I have some lemon thyme growing outside and when crushed between your fingers gives a nice, strong lemony scent.

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