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Oregano Facts: Everything you need to know

Origin 

Oregano is a perennial herb that belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean, western Asia and has been naturalized in Mexico and the United States.

 

Did you know?

The Ancient Greeks called the herb “brilliant joy of the mountain,” and believed cows who grazed on oregano had better tasting meat.

 

Six reasons to sprinkle some more

  • May be rich in antioxidants
  • May help fight bacteria
  • Could have anti-cancer properties
  • May help reduce viral infection
  • Could decrease inflammation
  • May aid in weight loss

 

Moderation is key

Repeated intake of oregano at higher doses may cause mild side effects, such as an upset stomach.

 

Applications

Oregano is the perfect addition to tomato based dishes such as marinara or pizza sauce. This herb also pairs well with olive oil and can be included in spice rubs and marinades.

23 Vitamins and Minerals

 

  • Betaine

     

  • Calcium

     

  • Carotene

     

  • Choline

     

  • Copper

     

  • Folate

     

  • Iron

     

  • Lutein

     

  • Magnesium

     

  • Manganese

     

  • Niacin

     

  • Phosphorus

     

  • Potassium

     

  • Riboflavin

     

  • Selenium

     

  • Sodium

     

  • Thiamin

     

  • Vitamin A

     

  • Vitamin B-6

     

  • Vitamin C

     

  • Vitamin E

     

  • Vitamin K

     

  • Zinc

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