Fun Facts on Oregano

April 22, 2010 at 3:42 am Leave a comment

  • Oregano means Joy of The Mountain in Ancient Greek
  • Ancient Greeks believed that cows that grazed in fields full of oregano had tastier meat
  • When in bloom they have beautiful purple or pink flowers that are also edible
  • The Ancient Greeks also believed that if you annoint yourself with oregano you will dream about your future spouse.
  • It became popular in America after soldiers returned from Service in World War Two in the Mediterranean and were craving pizza its this reason it is often called the pizza herb

  • When using dried oregano crush it a little in your hand to release the essential oils and flavor
  • Its a wonderful herb to add to pasta dishes especially tomato based, omelets, bread, roast potatoes, kebabs, chicken, lentils the list is endless

What are your favorite ways to use Oregano?

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