The ultimate Mediterranean spice – with a rich, characteristic aroma and bursting with flavour. Papa’s Grove oregano is a product of organic farming, collected by hand from wildcrafted plants in our hills, naturally dehydrated, and rubbed by hand. The smell is heavenly!
12g resealable bag (note: the common oregano glass jars are 5g)
The word oregano comes from the Greek words "oros" which means mountain and "ganos" that means bright, thus it is "the plant that brightens the mountain". This same plant carries noticeable antioxidant, strong antiviral and antibacterial properties and as such, it can strengthen the immune system. It can be used against chronic or acute bronchitis and chesty coughs. Finally it is able to ease digestion and constipation.
Ways of Use
Oregano can be used in dishes that contain poultry, bread, potatoes, feta cheese, salads, tomato based sauces, pies and we can also use it to marinate meats and fishes. If we do not want to lose its taste while the food is being cooked it is best to add at the end of cooking while we are grinding it a bit with our hand in order to release its aroma.
Oregano, scientific name Origanum vulgare, is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing to 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. The flowers are purple, 3–4 mm long, produced in erect spikes. It is sometimes called wild marjoram.
The leaf is used to make medicine. In foods and beverages, oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be more flavourful when dried than fresh.