Validation of THYME OF PROVENCE PGI
VALIDATION OF THYME OF PROVENCE PGI
After 10 years’ commitment by the sector, the THYME OF PROVENCE Protected Geographical Indication has been validated. Congratulations to those who committed themselves to this approach to promoting the PACA region!
Grown in open fields or in a natural environment in the Provençal region, thyme PGI “is characterised by a powerful and spicy aroma and taste compared to other ‘sweet’ thymes”
The specific composition of its essential oil, rich in carvacrol, gives it Provençal fragrances and a legitimacy long-recognised in Provence.
The thyme of Provence, dear to Pagnol, has finally obtained its letters patent, to the greatest pride of its producers!
WHAT IS THYME OF PROVENCE PGI?
PGI is the abbreviation for Protected Geographical Indication. It is an acronym recognised across Europe that links a product to a region and therefore protects its geographical attribution.
There are several requirements contained in the specification, the most important being that the thyme must be grown/picked and processed in a defined region.
THYME of Provence PGI guarantees Provence as the origin of the thyme you are buying. It is thyme grown and processed in the production area, with a history linked to the region. In Provence, thyme has always been used in cooking, to flavour sauces and lift vegetables; its history is intimately linked to the life of Provençal people.