Ground Oregano

Ground Oregano
Ground Oregano
Ground Oregano Ground Oregano
SKU
100866 001
$6.20
Net Weight:
2 oz
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Ground Mediterranean Oregano

Ground Mediterranean Oregano offers a glimpse into the dark side of mint. A member of the mint family, this herb smells elevated and minty, but it comes with a dark and bitter edge. It tastes a little earthy, a little woody, and a little peppery, with a bit of cooling camphor floating around the top of the flavor. Toward the end, elements of lemon and pine emerge along with a bit of astringency for an aromatic, bitter, invigorating finish. Our Ground Mediterranean Oregano has a minimum of 2.5% volatile oil by weight, which drives the flavor and aroma. Because this herb is dried and ground the volatile oils are concentrated and are easily accessible. They deliver a pungency that is not as readily present in fresh or larger-leaf dried versions of oregano.

The origin of Mediterranean Oregano is cloaked in Greek mythology. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and eternal youth, wanted a representation of happiness to grow in her garden on Mount Olympus, so she created oregano. She shared this herb with the earth to bring joy to mortals' lives. The Greeks called it "the delight of the mountain"; the Greek word oros means “mountain”, and ganos means “beauty”. The scent of oregano is supposed to give rise to thoughts of Aphrodite's beauty, which would also keep adherents’ devotion to the goddess evergreen.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Ground Mediterranean Oregano has an almost magical affinity for tomatoes. Add to pasta sauce, which can go on everything from pizza to eggplant parmesan. Toss over a salad with tomato, feta, and pepperoncini. Rub over leg of lamb and roast, or cut into cubes and skewer. Bake chicken breasts or fish with oregano and sliced lemon draped right over the meat. Add to red beans and rice, stir into the mix for a ham or cheese frittata, or rub over a pork crown roast and serve with a pile of potatoes and carrots, also roasted with oregano.

Ground Mediterranean Oregano can be added at the beginning of cooking to add herbal depth, but keep some to the side to add in toward the end of cooking for a flavor boost. Add cautiously at first, because the volatile oils are exposed and will quickly influence the overall flavor of your food. We also offer unground Greek Oregano for your convenience.

 

Hungry for more information?

Living the Mediterranean Diet
A Guide to Herbs and Cheese
The Oregano Throwdown: Mediterranean vs Mexican
Oregano: The Quintessential Ancient Greek Herb

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories5

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.5mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.4g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.2g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium34mg3%

Iron1mg4%

Potassium26mg1%

*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.

5 out of 5
7 total ratings.

Karl D. (Verified buyer) 11/30/2021
Good choice Use oregano all the time in most of my recipes. I will say this is the freshest ground oregano I have ever had. I have found that I needed to cut down on the amount that I use because of its freshness. Keep up the good work.

Connie G. (Verified buyer) 09/12/2021
Love it! Love it!

Ronald S. (Verified buyer) 05/27/2020
Exceptional Flavor! Product is great! Spices, Inc. A++

Wanda W. (Verified buyer) 04/17/2020
Ground Mediterranean Oregano Very fresh and tasty.

Ethel M. (Verified buyer) 04/03/2020
Oregano FABULOUS spice!

Michael M. (Verified buyer) 10/24/2018
Ground Oregano Great flavor

Cecil (Verified buyer) 12/28/2017
Ground Mediterranean Oregano Has worked well in dishes.
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