Organic Dried Oregano

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Description

Organic Dried Oregano was popular in Ancient Greece.

Organic Dried Oregano is probably the most nutrient dense product we stock.  Oregano is also a great source of antioxidants and contains four times as many as blueberries.

This popular herb is most commonly known for its use in Italian cuisine and is a prized Mediterranean herb whose name means ‘delight of the mountains’.  Although it is most commonly connected to Italy it is also popular in Greece and Asia.

Aside from tasting delicious organic dried oregano has an amazing array of vitamins and minerals in really high levels.  It has been used for centuries in Greece and was thought to be provided by Aphrodite the goddess of love and beauty.  It contains an array of naturally occurring essential oils including carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene.

If you like experimenting with flavours it goes particularly well with marjoram, thyme and rosemary and it is often found in spice mixes.

Origin: Morocco

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Dried Oregano.

Organic Oregano is high in vitamin A, C, E and K.  It is also high in the B vitamins folate, B6 and Niacin.  If you need more convincing of the amazing benefits of oregano it is also high in calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium.  We are pretty sure it is the most nutritional dense product on this site!

Calcium:  It is necessary for digestive enzyme function, energy-yielding metabolism and blood clotting.  It plays a vital role in muscle function and neurotransmission in the body.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Zinc:  This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system, DNA synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive function, fertility and reproduction, metabolism of fatty acids, protein synthesis as well as the maintenance of bone, hair, skin and nails. It also protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily.

Vitamin C: This well known nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise and is necessary for normal collagen formation.  It is also essential to normal functioning of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.
Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system.  It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.  It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Vitamin K: This nutrient is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and blood clotting.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1410kj/337kcal
Fat 16g
of which saturates 0.6
Carbohydrate 50g
of which sugars trace
Fibre 15g
Protein 18g
Salt 16mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin A 6903IU 138% RI
Vitamin C 50mg 83% RI
Vitamin E 18.9mg 94% RI
Vitamin K 622mg 777% RI
Thiamin 0.3mg 23% RI
Riboflavin 0.3mg 19% RI
Niacin 6.2mg 31% RI
Vitamin B6 1.2mg 61% RI
Folate 274mg 69% RI
Calcium 1576mg 158% RI
Iron 44mg 244% RI
Magnesium 270mg 68% RI
Phosphorus 200mg 20% RI
Potassium 1669mg 48% RI
Zinc 4.4mg 30% RI
Copper 0.9mg 47% RI
Manganese 4.7mg 233% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

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Cooking Instructions

Add a touch of oregano during cooking but add the majority at the end to preserve its nutrients and get the most of its flavour.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. We use oregano in our everyday spice mix which we add to tomato sauces and bean stews.
  2. Because oregano is renowned for its nutritional properties we try not to overcook it.  It is best added at the end of cooking, twinned with fresh basil.