Oregano (Greek) Cut & Sifted

Oregano (Greek) Cut & Sifted

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Greek oregano, also known as Mediterranean oregano, is native to and cultivated throughout Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Italy.

This is the classic “pizza herb” most people are familiar with. It also pairs well with meats, rice, vegetable and cheese dishes and tomato-based soups and stews.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound11
active compoundsTannins, Sterols, Flavonoids, Resin, Volatile oil
plant part usedaerial parts
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil or tincture for use in soaps and other skin care products.
culinaryUse to flavor eggs, pasta, rice, meats, soups and stews. May also be used in tea blends.
aromaticInfuse in alcohol for use in making perfumes and colognes.

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flavor profile

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Warm and peppery. Pairs well with other Mediterranean herbs, as well as hot spices.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

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Oregano, also called pot marjoram, is a member of the mint family naturally distributed throughout Europe and some parts of Asia. Greek oregano, also known as Italian oregano, is a subspecies designated botanically as Origanum vulgare subsp. Hirtum. It has a bolder, spicier flavor than its parent and, in contrast to most culinary herbs central to Italian cuisine, it blends well with fiery spices and foods enjoyed in southern Italy.

In the west, most people identity with Greek oregano as the classic “pizza herb.” However, the dried leaf is widely used in Middle Eastern, Philippine, Spanish and Latin American cuisines as seasoning for meats, vegetables and beans. In Turkey, the herb typically resides at the table next to the salt and pepper.

Background: Oregano grows wild in the mediterranean region of the world. It is prized for the delicious flavor it adds to food.

Description: Oregano is a perennial herb that grows approximately 3 feet tall. It has red stems, green leaves, and pink flowers. The herb is harvested when the flower is blooming during the summer.

Safety: Do not use oregano medicinally if you are pregnant. Oregano may cause skin irritation when used externally. Do not take the essential oil internally. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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