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100% pure, dried arctic thyme (Thymus praecox), handpicked in a sustainable fashion in Icelandic nature. Perfectly suited for teas and as a cooking herb.
This is a seasonal product and in limited supply.
Arctic Thyme is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and has been used as a traditional healing herb in Iceland for hundreds of years. It is high in antioxidants. We would call it an Icelandic super food!
Pure Icelandic Arctic Thyme, wild and hand foraged.
Islensk hollusta is a brand founded in 2005 by Icelandic biologist Eyjólfur Friðgeirsson. His aim was to develop and produce health foods from Iceland. The company set out by producing herbal teas, spices, condiments, cheese, snacks, herb-marinated seaweed, berry juice and bath products. In September 2009, Friðgeirsson received an award from SI - the federation of Icelandic Industries, for his pioneering work.
Friðgeirsson’s work is creative and original. He came up with new ways of producing Icelandic products, such as toasting sugar kelp to make a healthy snack, using birch, mountain herbs and angelica for cheese making, putting rhubarb and angelica together to make chutney, or mixing pulverised pumice and earth extracted salt from a borehole in Reykjanes to make a bath salt with health benefits.
The ideals behind Íslensk hollusta are to use pure, Icelandic natural products and to let them enjoy their own freshness and simplicity using traditional Icelandic methods but reinventing cultural traditions. All ingredients are handpicked in Iceland with an emphasis on sustainability. Friðgeirsson wants to show others that nature can be our food supply.
Íslensk hollusta supplies a number of prestigious clients within the restaurant industry with herbs, berries and seaweed.
Ragnheiður Axel Eyjólfsdóttir of Islensk Hollusta introduces us to their range of wild-harvested, hand-picked seaweeds, berries, herbs and salts. Iceland is a unique country, with exceptionally pure air and water, and seasonal extremes of light and dark, that produces incomparable plant foods of extraordinary resilience and power. Listen here.
Use as you would dried Thyme. Wonderful for home pickling and fermenting, or adding to bread and cracker recipes. Also makes a healing herbal tea.