JustIngredients Trade Holy Thistle Herb
JustIngredients Trade Holy Thistle Herb

Holy Thistle Herb

Product Code: 09TH

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Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.

See product specification for further details.


Product: Holy Thistle Herb

Latin Name: Cnicus benedictus syn. Cnicus microcephalus, Carbenia benedicta, Carduus benedictus, Centaurea benedicta, Epitrachys microcephala

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Other Names: St. Benedict's Thistle, Blessed Thistle & Spotted Thistle.

Description: Holy thistle is an annual plant that grows to a height of 60cm; it is a native of the Mediterranean. The leaves are approximately 30cm in length, leathery and hairy in texture with prickly spines along the edges, they are a dark green in colour with white ‘crazed’ markings. The stems are deep red and are also covered in prickly hairs. The dense flowers are typical of the thistle family, they are 3-4cm in diameter and yellow in colour, the base of the flower is surrounded by sharp prickly bracts.

For ingredient and allergen information, please see the product specification, available to download from the technical tab


The small flower heads can be cooked and eaten in the same way that globe artichokes are eaten. Oil is extracted from the seeds.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

Technical Information

Product Specification

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Allergen Statement

JustIngredients Limited supplies a range of products that are internationally sourced from approved suppliers. Information is gathered from all suppliers to enhance knowledge of the product and supplier handling procedures.

The following products which are or contain allergens may be handled by approved suppliers on behalf of JustIngredients Limited; Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut and their hybrid strains), Peanuts, Soybeans, Nuts, Celery, Mustard, Milk and dairy products, Sesame seeds, Products containing sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/litre expressed as sulphur dioxide.

Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, however no guarantees are given that our ingredients are totally free of traces in the products supplied. If in doubt, please email technical@justingredients.co.uk.

Delivery Information

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