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Dried oregano leaves

€2.20
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Net weight: 25g - 0.882 Oz

This aromatic garrigue spice is a Italian cuisine staple. Its taste is stronger than marjoram's, with a touch of pepper and citrus. Great with tomato sauces.

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LATIN NAME: Origanum vulgare

A TOUCH OF HISTORY,

Oregano is native to the Mediterranean basin. This aromatic spice is known for its toning properties since ancient times. Greek phytotherapists, Matthiole (Italian botanist) considered oregano the first medicinal plant. This plant is effective for the digestive system. Its Latin name "origanum" means joy of the mountain, it therefor became a lucky charm. Oregano has several names: hybrid marjoram, wild marjoram.

 

LET'S DIG IN

We usually eat fresh or dried oregano leaves. Oregano is extremely light, has a stronger taste than marjoram with a touch of pepper and citrus. This aromatic herb is added at the end or the beginning of cooking. It goes very well with garlic, olive oil, lemon, pepper, basil, thyme and bay leaves.

It's a component of the Herbes de provence.

If you like its taste, you can use it in savory dishes like sausages, meats, poultry, fish, southern vegetables, omelettes, spring salads, tomato based sauces and olives  as an aperitif ... Oregano is an essential element for the Neapolitan pizza and the pissaladière (pizza nicoise) .It is a must for the Mediterranean and Portuguese gastronomy.

 

WHAT OUR GRANDMOTHERS USED TO TELL US

Oregano is known to be an anti-stress plant thanks to its soothing virtues. In addition, it helps regulate the digestive system while stimulating appetite. According to Greek mythology, oregano is used as a love potion, it was added to the plate of the elected. Finally, it is a powerful antioxidant. It helps relieve joint pain. This spice is a remedy against asthma. ANECDOTE ...

In Asia Minor, oregano was smoked instead of tobacco.

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