Latin Name: Origanum vulgare
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Other Names: Wild Marjoram, Field Marjoram, Wind Marjoram, Spanish Thyme, Pizza Herb, Wintersweet, European Oregano, Oregan, Orégano, Origan, Orikano, Rigan, Ao le Gang, Wilde Marjolein, Marjolaine Sauvage, Origan, Pelevoué, Sajivan, Vild Mejram & Kekik Out.
Description: Oregano is an herbaceous perennial herb, native to Europe and now naturalised in the Middle East and parts of the Mediterranean that grows to a height 30-80cm. The leaves are opposite, ovately elliptical, downy greyish-green in colour and between 1–4 cm in length, growing on reddish branching stems. The 2-lipped flowers are pale pink to magenta in colour and 3–4 mm in length, and are produced in clusters surrounded by bracts at the ends of each of the stems branches.
Interesting Fact: The ancient Greeks associated oregano with happiness and used chaplets of the herb to ‘crown’ newly married couples as a symbol of love, honour and happiness. If oregano was found growing on the grave on a loved one, they took that as a sign that the dearly departed was happy with the Gods.
Ingredients: Dried rubbed leaves of Origani vulgare.
Allergy Advice: Oregano contains a naturally occurring source of salicylates and is best avoided by people eating a salicylate free diet.
N.B. Oregano is a really versatile herb, with loads of health benefits. Mix up your cooking by making your own Oregano Oil.
SUGGESTED USEOregano works well with eggs, cheese, fish, meat and poultry; use it to flavour quiches, frittatas, savoury tarts, pizzas and pasta. Add to stuffing’s and savoury crumbles, sprinkle onto salads and into salad dressings, oregano enhances the flavour of vegetables including carrots and works especially well with tomatoes. The leaves can be added to pot pourri and sachets to help deter moths and other flying insects. Dried leaves can be added to herbal sleep pillows and bath sachets.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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