Organic Islands is a constantly growing, innovative company in the field of production and processing of organic aromatic and medicinal plants and herbs, with commercial presence in dozens of points of sale in Greece and abroad. The company was founded in 2010 on the island of Naxos and was the first company in Cyclades in this sector.
Our main goal is the creation of organically certified high quality products, which will meet the requirements of the most challenging consumers both in Greece and abroad.
Being pioneers in our field, we combine tradition with modern technology to produce unique top quality products. The unique climate and soil, the clean environment that characterizes the island of Naxos and the mountains of northern Greece combined with our certified organic practices, guarantee top quality herbs, extremely rich in flavor and essential oils.
The fact that Organic Islands has vertically integrated production processes, makes us capable of having complete control and responsibility for the quality of our products, from the initial planting of the herbs in our fields, until their final packaged form that consumers receive in their hands. At present we cultivate 100,000 square meters of privately owned fields with 16 species of herbs and citrus fruits, whereas for the processing and packaging our products we own two modern fully equipped units.
Production at all stages is certified by independent organizations (DIO) and the company follows the procedures and practices that ensure the health and safety of its products, according to EN ISO 22000: 2005 standards.
Thyme – Organic Islands
Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) is a native plant of western Europe. Its name comes from the greek verb for sacrifice, since the ancient Greeks used to burn fresh branches of thyme during their sacred ceremonies where they offered incenses to their gods. Thyme was a symbol of strength and bravery. It is also known that thyme has been used by Sumerians, Egyptians and Romans.
Ingredients: Organic Thyme leaves and blossoms.
The leaves and blossoms of thyme with the strong, mildly spicy rich flavour are used as a spice for scenting various foods. The two basic essential oils contained in thyme, thymol and carvacrol, give thyme special antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties.
Traditionally it has been used as antispasmodic in cough, as an expectorant and for curing upper respiratory infections. It is considered to be a booster for the immune system and can be used for prolepsis of infections. It is a strong antiseptic for the gastrointestinal and urinal system.
Directions: In cooking is used as a seasoning to flavor meats, fish, sauces and cheeses. It can also be used on vegetables, salads and pasta, in marinades and to flavor oil.