Oregano

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Known as the “pizza spice”, oregano adds much more than characteristic pizza flavor – it’s also packed with antioxidants. In fact, dried oregano has 30 times the antioxidant (ORAC) power of blueberries.

There are two primary varieties of this palette-pleasing herb: Mediterranean oregano, which is the dried leaf of Origanum vulgare L., a perennial herb in the Labitae, or mint family;  and Mexican oregano – the dried leaf of one of several plants of the Lippia genus.

Oregano is grown in California and New Mexico, as well as the Mediterranean region.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=13,970 (fresh) and 200,129 (dried)

Selecting and Storing Oregano

Oregano should be stored in a cool, dark place for no more than 6 months.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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