Our Organic Mediterranean Oregano is an aromatic herb, similar to traditional oregano, but with a more striking variety of pepper and mint-like flavors and fragrances. The traditional version is one of the most popular herbs found in North America and Europe‰ÛÓpopular in a range of both vegetable and meat based dishes‰ÛÓand is well known for its use in American-Italian cuisine. This premium oregano blend utilizes our state-of-the-art preservation to ensure that the herbs powerful flavor and fragrances are maintained.
Oregano has been used since the time of ancient Greece for medicine, where it was believed to be an effective antidote for poison. In ancient China it was also widely used for it‰۪s medicinal benefits. It was believed that growing oregano around your home, or carrying it as a charm, would protect against evil energy and spells. Over the centuries it has been used for a wide variety of ailments, including toothache, coughs, asthma and strewn on the ground to ward off snakes. Today, many of these traditional beliefs have faded, but the herb has become more popular then ever thanks to it‰۪s globally adored culinary usage.
Oregano does have many health benefits that are supported by modern studies. Its essential oil is used to treat a number of skin issues, such as dandruff and acne. It contains compounds that work as antimicrobial agents and may even be useful in fighting the superbug MRSA. Oregano also shows promise as an anti inflammatory, with benefits for conditions such as osteoporosis. Biologists have found that compounds in oregano may help with the prevention and progression of cancer. For nutrition, oregano contains fiber, iron, manganese, vitamin E, calcium and more.
Using at Home
Many people associate oregano with pizza sauce, for good reason, it is a common ingredient and adds lots of flavor--and this Mediterranean version lends itself beautifully to the same sort of dishes. Oregano compliments mushrooms and onions very well, and is delicious saut̩ed with those vegetables. This all-natural oregano can also be used in any number of homemade sauces and salad dressings. Technically speaking, oregano goes well with most meat, although it should be used sparingly with more delicate flavors as it can quickly overpower. This variety can be substituted for traditional oregano or marjoram, although you should use less due to its strong flavor.
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