Oregano is a versatile culinary herb used in many cuisines worldwide, especially Italian and Greek cuisines. It is particularly popular in pizza and tomato-based dishes, but it can also be added to sausages, soups and meat. Oregano is characterised by purple flowers and aromatic leaves and are available and in season all year round.
Oregano has antibacterial properties, can treat menstrual cramps and urinary tract disorders. 100g of oregano yields the following:
- Vitamin A – 34% of DV
- Vitamin C – 4% of DV
- Calcium – 160% of DV
- Iron – 204% of DV
- Oregano branches must be rich green in colour
- Oregano branches should not be limp