Oregano (Dried) – Certified Organic

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Oregano (Dried) – Certified Organic
AKA: Wild Marjoram
Product of: EU
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-04; NL-BIO-01

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Oregano (Dried) – Certified Organic
AKA: Wild Marjoram
Product of: Morocco
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-04; NL-BIO-01

Non-GMO:
This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

Packaging:
25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g – packed into food grade, foil-lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up pouches, Made with superior quality KRAFT PAPER.

Packs are multi-material and multi-layer to increase the shelf life of the product and provide a barrier protection against moisture, odours, and UV light.

Additional Information:
If you mention spaghetti sauce or pizza the culinary mind turns to oregano as a logical companion. Another name for oregano is wild marjoram. Available as dried whole leaves.  The Mexican variety is most widely used in the West. Mexican oregano is most often employed as an ingredient in chilli powder. Oregano is stronger and heavier in aroma and flavour than marjoram.

Throughout most of history, it was likely a herb used for its medicinal properties rather than in the kitchen. Originally found in Europe and Central Asia. Its name is said to originate from two Greek words, one that means mountain and the other meant joy hence became known as “The delight of the mountains”. It was used by Swedish mountain peasants in their ale to give it a more intoxicating quality and prevent the ale from turning sour: Another historical fact is that it was rumoured Oregon received its name from Spanish who discovered a small oregano-like aromatic herb growing near the state’s coast.

The Greek is the most popular oregano for cooking because of its strong flavour and aromatic leaves. Add it to Italian dishes, fish, shellfish, eggs, fresh and cooked tomato dishes, vegetables, beans, and marinades, tomato juice, pizzas and other pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, and noodles. It also enhances lamb, beef, soups, cheese, zucchini and salads. Oregano is a herb, particularly important and Italian cooking. If you are looking for the dried form of the herb always buy the Italian version. It is used extensively in Mexican chilli powders and is a part of the flavouring of chilli beans. Oregano is used in many strongly flavoured dishes. Use them fresh or dried in the same food you would use marjoram or thyme.  Italian, Greek, and Mexican cooks often use it liberally in spaghetti sauce, grilled meats, and hearty stews. Oregano’s potent flavour can easily overpower the flavour of other foods so it’s best to use it sparingly at first.  Oregano is almost always used in cooked dishes, as it has a somewhat biting quality when used fresh.

Storage Advice:
“How long do dried herbs last?”
Depends on both the type of herb and the conditions under which they are stored. Correctly dried and stored herbs do not actually spoil. But over time, they will lose their potency, aroma and flavour.

As a general rule, whole dried herbs (not been ground) will last much longer than ground and can last for 1 to 3 years. It is also never a bad idea to freeze any spare herbs, try to remove as much air as possible and make sure it is kept sealed in the freezer to avoid moisture.

Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your herbs:

  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
  • Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
  • Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(typical values per 100g):

Energy

1107

kj
Energy

265

kcal
Fat

4.3

g
  Of which saturates 

2.7

g
Carbohydrate

68.9

g
  Of which sugars

1.6

g
Fibre

42.5

g
Protein

9.0

g
Salt*

0.06

g
 *Salt: from naturally occurring sodium

 

ALLERGY INFORMATION

Does the product contain any of the following?

YES NO
Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Mollusc
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macadamia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

 

Please contact us if you require any further information or for quotes on larger pack sizes.