Product: Oregano, Ground
Latin Name: Origanum vulgare
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Other Names: Wild Marjoram, Field Marjoram, Wind Marjoram, Spanish Thyme, Pizza Herb, Wintersweet, European Oregano, Oregan, Orégano, Origan, Orikano, Rigan, Ao le Gang, Wilde Marjolein, Marjolaine Sauvage, Origan, Pelevoué, Sajivan, Vild Mejram & Kekik Out.
Description: Oregano is a kitchen cupboard essential. It’s an incredibly versatile herb and although it’s most commonly associated with Italian dishes, it lends itself well to a number of different cuisines.
Oregano is known to contain Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (PAs). PAs are components naturally contained in certain plants which help protect it from predator insects and animals; there are over 6,000 PAs growing in fields around Europe and research shows that they are toxic and some are carcinogenic to humans. There is no current legislation for the legal limits of PAs which can be found in products supplied and some industry information confirms levels as high as 13000ppb have been found. JustIngredients are committed to testing stocks of Oregano and no batch supplied will exceed PA levels of 5000ppb.
Oregano works well with eggs, cheese, fish, meat and poultry; use it to flavour quiches, frittatas, savoury tarts, pizzas and pasta. Add to stuffing’s and savoury crumbles, sprinkle onto salads and into salad dressings, oregano enhances the flavour of vegetables including carrots and works especially well with tomatoes. The leaves can be added to pot pourri and sachets to help deter moths and other flying insects. Dried leaves can be added to herbal sleep pillows and bath sachets.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.