Oregano Leaf Powder
Botanical Name - Origanum vulgare
Other Names - Mediterranean oregano
Origin - Turkey
Flavor Profile - Warm and peppery. Pairs well with other Mediterranean herbs, as well as hot spices.
Culinary Usages - Use to flavor eggs, pasta, rice, meats, soups and stews. May also be used in tea blends.
Oregano, also called pot marjoram, is a member of the mint family naturally distributed throughout Europe and some parts of Asia. Greek oregano, also known as Italian oregano, is a subspecies designated botanically as Origanum vulgare subsp. Hirtum. It has a bolder, spicier flavor than its parent and, in contrast to most culinary herbs central to Italian cuisine, it blends well with fiery spices and foods enjoyed in southern Italy.
In the west, most people identity with Greek oregano as the classic “pizza herb.” However, the dried leaf is widely used in Middle Eastern, Philippine, Spanish and Latin American cuisines as seasoning for meats, vegetables and beans. In Turkey, the herb typically resides at the table next to the salt and pepper.
Cosmetic Usages - Infuse in oil or tincture for use in soaps and other skin care products.
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