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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.

Ingredients: Organic Oregano

Origin: Greece / Turkey

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

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Nutritional Information

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 1107kj/265kcal
Fat 4.3g
of which saturates 1.6g
Carbohydrate 68.9g
of which sugars
Fibre 42.5g
Protein 9.0g
Salt 0.06g
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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.

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Storage

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

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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.