Excellent herb with very important properties. It is native to our country and perhaps the most dominant herb in Greek gastronomy. Its name derives from the ancient word “origan” and the synthetic words “oros” (mountain) and “Ganos” (glitter, joy) since it grows at high altitudes in the Mediterranean.
The oregano, like most herbs, owes its flavor to its main component that is the essential oil (whose content is sometimes up to 9%) and contains, among other substances, the carvacrol and thymol monoterpene phenolic substances (more than 85% of the whole content). Due to this composition, oregano has a wide spectrum of biological properties especially antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial, while more recent researches have highlighted its strong antioxidant properties.
The most widespread use of oregano is as a condiment in Greek cuisine, flavoring recipes of meat, fish and poultry, but accompanies successfully many vegetables and salads as well. It isn’t served plain as a drink, but mostly is found in herbal mixtures.
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