Oregano

Oregano is a popular herb used in many cuisines around the world, among which Italian, Mexican, Greek, and Middle Eastern. It has a strong, earthy, and slightly minty flavor that adds depth and complexity to any dish. Use it to spice up tomato sauce for pizza, pasta or seafood dishes, in salads, stews and kebabs.

Net weight: 60 g

    Culinary Use

    Oregano is used in many cuisines around the world, among which Italian, Mexican, Greek, and Middle Eastern. It is mainly used in savory dishes to add flavor to pizza, pasta sauces, soups, stews, chilis, and vegetable dishes. It is also used to flavor roasted meats and poultry.

    In Mexican cuisine dried oregano is combined with chillies, allspice, clove and bayleaf for comforting stews, chilies and salsas.

    In Greek cuisine oregano is used in almost every recipe from the iconic Greek Horiatiki (village) salad, through starters, soups, souvlaki, vegetable dishes to stews (stifado).

    In Italian cuisine oregano is often paired with garlic, rosemary and thyme for pizza and pasta sauces, vegetable and lentil soup or sprinkled on grilled chicken, fish, and lamb.

    In sweet dishes, dried oregano is sometimes used to add a savory touch to cakes, cookies, and pies.

    Dried oregano is used in herbal teas and infused oils around the Mediterranean.

    Health Benefits

    Oregano has antimicrobial properties, which help fight off bacteria and fungi. This makes it a useful natural remedy for treating infections such as stomach ache and respiratory infections.

    Oregano can help to improve digestion and relieve gas and bloating. It contains compounds that can relax the smooth muscles in the digestive tract and promote the movement of food through the digestive system.

    Pairing with other spices

    Oregano pairs well with basil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, paprika, cumin, allspice, clove, bayleaf and chillies.