An aromatic herb, oregano is a herb native to the Mediterranean. In Greek, it means "joy of the mountain" as it is found growing wildly on the hillsides of Greece and Italy. It has strong flavours and a pungent smell that goes well with Mediterranean dishes to elevate flavours.
Health Benefits - Loaded with antioxidants that prevent cell damage. It also contains Vitamin K, magnesium, iron and calcium.
Flavour - Peppery and assertive, the can also be bitter.
Availability - Available all year round.
Storage - Wrap oregano in newspaper or a damped cloth and place them in the dry crisp area of the refrigerator.