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Greek Oregano

Greek Oregano
Greek Oregano
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Greek Oregano

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100145 001
$4.26
Net Weight:
0.9 oz
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Greek Oregano is an herb with an assertive flavor. It’s at once woodsy and earthy and a bit medicinal, with a late bite of bitter pepper that builds as you eat it. The camphorous top note in its flavor is also the driving factor behind its aroma; the astringency elevates the fragrance and carries forward until the notes of pine and a hint of lemon kick in. Greek Oregano is rich in the volatile oils that make up its complex taste and smell. Ours delivers a minimum of 2.5% volatile oil by weight, though Greek Oregano can go upwards to 3.5% oil by weight.

Greek Oregano has been used around the world for thousands of years as a food, a medicine, and as a component in 16th-century love spells. It only gained popularity in the United States at the end of World War II. American soldiers returned from overseas with expanded palates, thanks in no small part to Hector Boiardi, an Italian-American immigrant who was contracted as a food supplier to American troops. Boiardi sent his tinned spaghetti to thousands of soldiers, who wanted more food with “pizza herb” when they came back home. Oregano sales jumped 5,200% between 1948 and 1956, and Hector Boiardi Americanized his name to Chef Boyardee, launching his processed food empire that’s still going strong today.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Greek Oregano is ubiquitous to Mediterranean cooking, so embrace oregano if you’re considering the Mediterranean diet. Greek Oregano is outstanding infused into olive oil, or mixed into butter with some salt and pepper for a compound herb butter. It is a sturdy herb and can endure a long braise or roast, but use cautiously with long cook times. The volatile oils concentrate when oregano dries, which can create an unpleasantly strong and bitter flavor when it’s cooked too long. It can easily manage high heat and is great for foods on the grill—try grilling some meaty portobello mushrooms with olive oil infused with Greek Oregano for a rustic, woodsy side dish. You can also buy Ground Oregano if you'd like to use it as a fine grind. Do not confuse this herb with Mexican Oregano, which has a completely different flavor profile.

Our Greek Oregano is grown in Greece.

This product is certified kosher.

 

Hungry for more information?

The Oregano Throwdown: Mediterranean Oregano vs. Mexican Oregano
Living the Mediterranean Diet
Getting the Most Out of Your Dried Herbs
GIs Helped Bring Freedom to Europe, and a Taste for Oregano to America

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories2

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.2mg0%

Total Carbohydrate0.5g0%

Dietary Fiber0.3g1%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.1g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium11mg1%

Iron0mg1%

Potassium9mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
32 total ratings.

Patty S. (Verified buyer) 04/15/2022
I enjoy the oregano very I enjoy the oregano very much

Thomas R. (Verified buyer) 04/10/2022
Very fresh and aromatic. Has Very fresh and aromatic. Has added greatly to the flavor of various dishes.

Matt R. (Verified buyer) 12/29/2021
Outstanding!! Outstanding!!

Sheri G. (Verified buyer) 10/02/2021
Very fresh and fragrant Very fresh and fragrant

JAMES R. (Verified buyer) 07/28/2021
Greek Oregano as always good flavor ,and smells great.

mary i. (Verified buyer) 06/02/2021
Wonderful taste and aroma. Recommend Wonderful taste and aroma. Recommend highly

Paul F. (Verified buyer) 05/03/2021
A must have for Mediterranean A must have for Mediterranean cooking

Janet L. (Verified buyer) 02/20/2021
Broken Bottle Smelled fantastic; will have to re-order. It was broken by the courier.

Carol H. (Verified buyer) 12/16/2020
Fresh and delicious Fresh and delicious

Toni M. (Verified buyer) 12/07/2020
Great aroma and flavor! Makes Great aroma and flavor! Makes my marinara sauce taste wonderful!
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