Oregano

Oregano

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Storage Tips

Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you place a slightly damp paper towel in the bag with the oregano and leave some air in the bag, it may extend the life up to 1 week.  You may also extend the shelf life of fresh oregano by storing whole stems with leaves in a glass of water with a plastic bag loosely tented over the glass.

Nutritional Information

Oregano is a good source of Vitamin B6, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese.

Fun facts

  • Oregano means Joy of The Mountain in Ancient Greek.
  • Ancient Greeks believed that cows that grazed in fields full of oregano had tastier meat.
  • When in bloom they have beautiful purple or pink flowers that are also edible.
  • The Ancient Greeks also believed that if you anoint yourself with oregano you will dream about your future spouse.