Oregano

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Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is the most characteristic aromatic herb-spice in every Mediterranean dish. Its spicy taste and aroma are combined perfectly with olive oil and give an exquisite delicious touch to our daily diet.

Carefully selected leaves, naturally dried and placed in packages of 30gr.

The doypack package with zip sealing, suitable and certified for food, offers easy opening and closing, absolute protection, ensures the preservation of aromas and at the same time allows visual contact with the product.

  • Natural product
  • Essential ingredient of Cretan cuisine
  • Oregano Oil is used in the manufacture of soaps, myrrh and toothpaste
  • With nourishing and healing properties it is used in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Can be served as a beverage

Greek Mountain Oregano
Naturally dried leaves

  30gr

The word “oregano” comes from the Greek “oros” (mountain) and “ganos” which means bright, so “oregano” means “bright mountain”.

Oregano is an aromatic, herbaceous, perennial and shrubby plant that thrives in a wide variety of soils and climates from coastal to mountainous areas. At the beginning of plant’s growth, the shoots are creeping and hairy, while in late spring, many flower stems grow from these shoots that can reach a height of 80 cm. The essential oil content ranges from 3-5%, however, in Crete it has reached and exceeded 7%!

Oregano has been used since ancient times. Its first recorded use was by the Assyrians in 3,000 BC, who described many of its medical applications.

The ancients used oregano as a spice but also as a medicine. Their experience has shown that regular use helps in many cases of infections and diseases. Dioscorides recommended it to those who lost their appetite while the beverage from oregano was believed to cure abdominal cramps and treat poisoning.

The herbal substance and especially the essential oil of oregano have antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties. So, wherever they are used, apart from improving the taste, they also act as natural preservatives.

USES IN COOKING

Oregano goes well with salads, meat, poultry, fish and marinades

It accompanies ideally
barbequed meat

Its spicy flavour is beautifully combined with olive oil and lemon

Mediterranean olive oil with oregano dressing accompanies fresh boiled
vegetables and greens

Added in roasted baked potatoes and pizza, it boosts taste and aromas

The world famous Greek salad with feta cheese has oregano as its essential ingredient

It is a good preservative for dips and creams such as mayonnaise and sauces

It is perfectly combined with basil, thyme and marjoram

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RECIPE - GREEK SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • Tomatoes
  • Dry Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Green Pepper
  • Black Olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Dried Oregano
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt

METHOD

  • Wash and chop the vegetables
  • Peel and chop the onion into thin slices or rings
  • Place all of them in a salad bowl
  • Add salt
  • Add feta cheese and olives
  • Enough Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top
  • Sprinkle with enough dry oregano
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