What is it about ?
The herbs of Provence are a great classic of southern cuisine. Produced in France, this blend is composed of 4 aromatic herbs: rosemary, oregano, savory and thyme in ideal proportions for a perfect blend of flavor. The herbs of Provence are traditionally cultivated in the south of France and then dried to retain all their aromas.
How to use Provence herbs in cooking ?
The herbs of Provence go perfectly with tomatoes in all its forms: fresh, cooked, stuffed, in sauce … They are a delicious accompaniment to all southern vegetable recipes (zucchini, eggplant, pepper) such as ratatouille, soups, gazpacho, tian … Herbs from Provence can even replace the herb mix for pizza. They are widely used to season grilled red meats but also white meats such as chicken and poultry. However, as they do not support very high heat, it is advisable to sprinkle them at the end of cooking. It is also at the end of cooking that this mixture gives off the most flavor. Easy to use, Provence herbs enhance fish dishes, roasts, salads and stews.
The virtues of Provence herbs
The herbs of Provence have all the properties relating to the aromatics which compose them: antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antiallergic… The large amount of rosmarinic acid present in rosemary and savory is said to be very effective in the preventive treatment of certain cancers and allergic diseases.