Dried Thyme Spice

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Dried Thyme Spice described in ORAC units is: 157,380 μ mol TE/100g.

Thyme is a culinary and medicinal herb of the genus Thymus. How much antioxidants it has is astonishing, placing it within the top 10 of all foods tested for antioxidant content.

Oil of thyme, the essential oil of common thyme (Thymus vulgaris), contains 20-54% thymol. Thyme essential oil also contains a range of additional compounds, such as p-Cymene, myrcene, borneol and linalool. Thymol, an antiseptic, is the main active ingredient in various commercially produced mouthwashes such as Listerine. Before the advent of modern antibiotics, oil of thyme was used to medicate bandages. Thymol has also been shown to be effective against various fungi that commonly infect toenails. Thymol can also be found as the active ingredient in some all-natural, alcohol-free hand sanitizers.[Source: Wikipedia]

ORAC Source

USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2 - Prepared by Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - May 2010