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Oregano Blossom Organic

€3.00

Producer: Felea Goods

Origin: Crete, Greece

Our organic oregano blossom is handpicked from the south coast of Crete in Greece. It has a more delicate flavor than the oregano leaves and is much more aromatic. That makes it ideal to be used raw and added to herbal teas.

Available for shipping or local pickup.

Weight

For bulk wholesale prices please contact us with your request at store@wildsagefoods.nl

About Oregano Blossom Organic

Oregano begins blooming in late spring or early summer depending on the variety. The blossom is tiny, only measuring about 3 to 4 mm, but each flower spike has an abundance of flowers on it.

Our organic oregano blossom is collected in the mountains of Crete in Greece and is seperated in hand. It has a distinctive strong aromatic flavor, with a hint of spiciness to it. The Greek oregano is considered one of the best in the world.

Oregano is a member of the mint family and related to marjoram, a much milder herb. oregano is a very bold herb with a potent flavor. It can easily overpower the flavors of other herbs and spices or the food in a dish, so it’s important to cook with knowledge of the right flavor pairings to complement this herb. Because it is such a gutsy flavor, you should always take care to avoid adding too much as well.

Oregano is an important medicinal herb with much to offer. It contains very high concentrations of antioxidants and is a rich source of vitamin K, one of the most important vitamins used by the human body in maintaining bone density and promoting bone growth.

This herb has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful antimicrobial as well. In fact, studies have shown that oregano essential oil has the ability to kill MRSA, a particularly aggressive and drug-resistant form of staph infection.

Storage and shelf life


Store organic oregano blossom in a dry and sealable food storage container – we recommend glass. Keep the container in a cool, dry and dark area out of the sun and heat. Sunlight and heat can reduce the nutritional and flavoring quality of the herb. Keep the container away from liquids that may leak into it.

Organic oregano blossom, when properly stored, have a shelf life for up to 1 year.

Shipping and delivery

The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.

The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.

Nutricional information

Allergens: No know allergens

How to use


Oregano is an essential ingredient of countless Mediterranean recipes. It enhances soups, potatoes, omelets, beans, pasta and tomato dishes. Oregano goes well with other members of the mint family including thyme, basil, and marjoram. It also works well with other savory ingredients like garlic and olive oil.

Use the oregano blossom in pizzas, tomato sauces, in vinaigrette, or simply on bread together with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Flavor Pairings: Duck, Lamb, poultry, veal, fish and shellfish, cheese, eggs, beans, carrots, peppers, tomato, eggplants, courgettes.

Other interesting information

The word oregano is derived from “oros” (mountain) and “ganos” (splendor, brightness, joy) in Greek. Consequently, oregano means “shinning mountain” or “mountain joy”. This can be easily realized if someone visits the Greek mountains in June as the place where oregano grows looks like paradise! According to Greek mythology, the sweet, spicy scent of oregano was created by the goddess Aphrodite as a symbol of happiness. In ancient Greece, couples were crowned with garlands of oregano at their wedding. Oregano plants were placed on tombs to give peace to departed spirits. It was also used as a laxative because of its cathartic effect. The aroma of oregano has a camphor note. The taste is pungent and described as earthy and green with some mint and hay.
Tasty & fresh
We maintain a close relationship with our producers from Crete and trust their ethos and ways of treating the land. Besides that, though, we obtain certificates of chemical analysis to ensure the quality of the herbs and always try each batch for freshness and taste as soon as they arrive to our store to ensure that meets our standards.
Local
Our oregano grows under the Greek sun in an ideal climate for its development, making it a superb product with taste and aroma much better than that available in the Netherlands.
Our impact
We buy in bulk from our supplier to reduce packaging and carbon footprint from transportation. We offer the product in reusable or recyclable packaging.
Organic
The product is certified organic by IRIS HELLAS (GR-BIO-06).
Producer's impact
Our producers are all small batch herb growers/ collectors in the region of Heraklion in Crete. They have been taking care of the land and the trees for generations and have a love and passion for herbs. They use organic farming techniques, which are much more sustainable than conventional.