Oregano - Origanum Vulgare (leaves and flowers)
Its name derives from the Greek and means 'splendid mountain', probably due to the fact that its flowers covered the steep slopes where it grew, giving the landscape striking pink colours and shades. Growing wild on the slopes of the Roccamonfina volcano, only the upper part of the plant is picked, when the flower buds form and the leaves are more tender and fragrant.
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The health benefits of ground oregano
Sieved oregano has long been prized for its health benefits.
- In addition to its unique flavour and use in cooking, ground oregano is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
- The presence of compounds such as carvacrol and thymol gives ground oregano a powerful antioxidant power that can help prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.
- Smashed oregano has been linked to improved immunity, digestion and the prevention of certain diseases.
Using sifted oregano in cooking can therefore be a good choice for both health and taste.
Tasty recipes with ground oregano: from pizza to salad
Crushed oregano is a versatile and tasty ingredient that can be used in many recipes. On pizza, for example, sifted oregano can be used to add flavour and depth to the sauce. It can also be used with tomatoes and cucumbers to add freshness to salads. It can also be used to flavour marinades for meat and fish and to season grilled vegetables. The possibilities are endless, and sifted oregano can be used in the kitchen to add flavour and improve health.
So, if you want to give your recipes that extra spice, try adding some sifted oregano!
Fresh oregano and sifted oregano: the difference and when to use them
Fresh oregano and dried oregano are two varieties of the same aromatic plant, but they have some differences that are important to know. While fresh oregano has a more intense and pungent flavour, sifted oregano has a more delicate aroma and a finer texture. Fresh oregano is also more difficult to store and has a limited shelf life, whereas sifted oregano can be stored for longer and used in a variety of culinary preparations.