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Health Benefits:

Anti-viral qualities
Relieves congestion

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 tsp leaves; Calories: 3; Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Carbs: 0g; Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 0g; Potassium: 0%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 2%DV

Did You Know?

  • Oregano oil can be use to treat many skin problems like psoriasis, atheletes foot, and ringworm.
  • Oregano has four times the antioxidant activity of blueberries, 12 times that of oranges and 42 times that of apples.
  • Oregano oil is so effective at killing bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections, some restaurants actually sprinkle oregano oil over their salad bars to prevent them from becoming breeding grounds for bacteria.


 

Ways to Eat:

  • As a spice on pizza, pasta, salad
  • Steeped as a tea
  • Dried or fresh

Farming Trivia:

  • When in bloom they have beautiful purple or pink flowers that are also edible
  • Ancient Greeks believed that cows that grazed in fields full of oregano had tastier meat
  • Oregano is also used by chefs in the southern Philippines to eliminate the odor of caraboa or water buffalo when boiling it, while simultaneously imparting flavor

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.