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Ground Mexican Oregano

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Where is Mexican oregano cultivated?

Mexican oregano is made from the dried leaves of Lippia graveolens, a species of flowering plant in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. It is native to Mexico, the southwestern United States and Central America, where it is sometimes referred to as Puerto Rican oregano.

Although it shares a name with what is referred to as “regular” oregano, which is actually the Meditereanean variety, they are completely different plants. Mexican oregano is a member of the verbena family, which gives it a citrusy, peppery flavor, while Mediteranean oregano is a member of the mint family. This variety is grown in Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco.

Oregano can also be used in animal nutrition for a variety of uses and may have anti-microbialanti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. Like other plants in the Lippia genus, which is part of the verbena family, it may have anxiety-reducing effects. Some of the naturally occurring compounds in oregano are also found in other well-known herbs such as thyme. Several of these compounds, such as carvacrol and thymol, are the subject of a variety of animal nutrition research for their effects on gut health and digestive performance.  

Applications for bulk ground Mexican oregano

So, when can I use bulk ground Mexican oregano? Ground Mexican oregano has many applications, including: 

  • Used in Mexican dishes such as salsa, taco seasonings and enchiladas
  • Sprinkled into soups and stews such as chili, menudo or pozole 
  • As an addition to rojo and verde sauces or mole
  • Mixed into dishes with beans

History of Mexican oregano

Mexican oregano is a shrub that can grow up to five feet tall and wide. It is native to Central America, where it is considered an Old World plant that continues to be used widely in New World cooking. 

Throughout history, it has been utilized as food and medicine. The leaves of the Mexican oregano shrub were, and continue to be, used as a spice in a variety of dishes and steeped in hot water to be consumed as a tea. 

As medicine, the herb was celebrated for its antioxidant properties. It was often used to treat stomach pains and colds when ingested. The leaves were also used externally as a skin softener.

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Ships In3 Business Days
Box Dimensions15"L x 16"H x 12"W
Pallet Dimensions48"L x 40"W x 86"H
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