Maleena Moretti Culinary Arts II

Origin of Oregano

Oregano is related to the herb marjoram. It has purple flowers and spade shape olive green leaves. It is a Mediterranean spice and its name comes from the Greek language. The part of the spice we use is the leaves.

Common Culinary Uses of Oregano

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/pasta-with-zucchini-and-oregano-234431 Oregano is well known as the "pizza herb" and is also used in Italian and Mexican recipes. It can be used both fresh and dried.


Health Benefits

  • Can be used as medical herb
  • Antioxidant for immune system
  • Cancer fighting effects
  • Antibacterial propeties
  • rich source of certain vitamins (vitamin K, calcium)

Interesting Facts