Oregano

What is it?

An aromatic plant related to marjoram, with leaves that are used fresh or dried as a culinary herb.

Flavour profile

Slightly floral and bitter taste with lemony and pungent notes.

What does it pair well with?

Soups, salads, sauces, meat dishes, eggs, and anything considered Mediterranean.

Nutritional facts

Full of fiber and packed with vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, folate, iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Ratio for converting fresh herbs to dried herbs

3 tsp fresh = 1 tsp dried

How to store

Store the bundle in an airtight container or resealable bag in your crisper drawer

History

The use of Oregano dates back to the Ancient Greeks who believed the herb was created by the Goddess Aphrodite. The herb was used for medicinal purposes and Hippocrates used it as an antiseptic.

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