Our Organic Ground Marjoram, also known as sweet marjoram, has a wonderfully aromatic scent, with a light, citrusy flavor similar to oregano. Marjoram is a lovely addition to any savory dish, especially meat dishes. Prized for it‰۪s aromatic qualities, it is also widely used in handmade soaps. Marjoram has been used for millennia to add a fresh scent to rooms, furniture and as perfumes as well as seasoning food.
Marjoram is native to Turkey, but can be found all over the Mediterranean region. It has a rich history, from being used in ancient Egyptian embalming to being used and written about by Hippocrates in his many medical treatises. It is believed that if you find marjoram growing on a grave, the soul of the departed has found happiness. Historically, marjoram has been used to create ‰Û÷swete waters‰۪ for cleaning and bathing and satchels of the herb were used for their pleasant scent. It was also a symbol of peace in ancient Greece, being woven into wreaths and garlands to promote happiness and harmony.
Marjoram has high levels of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. It also has very high levels of beta-carotene and vitamin A, which is essential for healthy eyesight. Marjoram is also suggested to help protect against Alzheimer‰۪s disease due to its exceptional amount of vitamin K and it is also considered to be an effective immune booster.
Using at Home
Organic ground marjoram will compliment many other herbs nicely, including thyme, tarragon, parsley and bay leaf. It is traditionally used as an herb in sausage and fish dishes. It is a perfect addition to stuffing for chicken or turkey and adds flavor to any meat dish. Marjoram tea is enjoyed in the Mediterranean, and is used in Mediterranean inspired salad dressings. Marjoram makes an appropriate substitute for oregano. It is important to hold off adding marjoram until close to the end of cooking time, in order to preserve its aroma and flavor.
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