#SpiceSpotlight: Orega-know

Did you oregan-know that for thousands of years, oregano has been used to not only to flavor food dishes, but to also to treat health conditions?

This herb is part of the mint or Lamiaceae family and is sometimes known as wild marjoram. The name ‘oregano’ is associated with joy and happiness. The name comes from the Greek word “oros”, meaning mountain, and “ganos,” meaning brightness. In ancient times, oregano was used as a remedy for a variety of ailments, including skin sores, aching muscles, asthma, cramping, indigestion, colds and overall health. More recently, research has suggested that oregano oil may have antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties.

This versatile herb gets its flavor and scent from antioxidants such as thymol, carvacrol, limonene, terpinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene which are antioxidants found in the plant. While oregano is known to taste great on Mediterranean foods such as, pizza, pasta sauces and other tomato-based dishes, it can also be added to baked goods, vegetable dishes, fish, chilli dishes and different meat products.

Oregano can be found in AdapTable Meals’ Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Chops, Balsamic Rosemary Skillet Ready Diced Pork, Whiskey Black Pepper Pork Roast, Carnitas Cooker Ready Pork Roast, Santa Maria Style Seasoning Cooker Ready Pork Roast, Mediterranean Herb with Olive Oil Pork Tenderloin, Whiskey Black Pepper Pork Loin Filet, and Roasted Onion, Garlic and Bell Pepper Pork Loin Filet.

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