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

Organic Dried Oregano Nutrition

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving
(2g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 1410kj/337kcal 16.85% 22.6kj/5.4kcal 0.27%
Fat 16g 22.85% 0.2g 0.22%
of which saturates 0.6g 0.30% 0g
Carbohydrate 50g 19.23% 1.1g 0.42%
of which sugars Trace 0g
Fibre 15g 0.7g
Protein 18g 36% 0.2g 0.40%
Salt 16mg 0.66% 0.3g 0.01%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving
(2g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Vitamin A 6903IU 517.62% 121IU 9.12%
Vitamin C 50mg 62.50% 0.9mg 1.12%
Vitamin E 18.9mg 157.50% 0.3mg 2.50%
Vitamin K 622mcg 829.33% 10.9mcg 14.53%
Folate 274mcg 137% 4.8mcg 2.40%
Calcium 1576mg 197% 27.6mg 3.45%
Iron 44mg 314.28% 0.8mg 5.71%
Magnesium 270mg 72% 4.7mg 1.25%
Potassium 1669mg 83.45% 29.2mg 1.46%
Zinc 4.4mg 44% 0.1mg 1%
Manganese 4.7mg 235% 0.1mg 5%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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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.