The oregano is known in Italy as the “pizza spice” because of its common use in this seasoning.

The origin of the name Origen in Greek means Mount of Joy. He was known as a spice in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece for seasoning fish, meats, greens, and wine. In the Middle Ages, it was used for air purification and protection against witchcraft.

It is considered the main spice in Mediterranean cuisine, especially in Italy.
Used to season eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, meat roasts, soups, salads, and sauces.

In folk medicine, it is used as a cure for gastrointestinal diseases, cough, heartburn, eczema, toothache, headache, and heart problems.

Nutrition Facts (per 100 grams)

Calories (energy) 306 Cholesterol 0
Protein (grams)  11 Sodium 15
Carbohydrate 64.43 Total Vitamin B (mg) 8.364
Calcium (mg) 1576 Folic-Vitamin B9 (mcg) 274
Fat 10.25 Vitamin C (mg) 50
Saturated fat 2.66 Iron (mg) 44
Dietary fiber 42.6 Vitamin A (mcg) 345
Water 7.15 Vitamin b1 (mcg) 0.34
Iron (mg) 3.17 Potassium (mg) 668
Vitamin b2 (mcg) 0.32 Vitamin E (mcg) 18.86
Vitamin b3 (mcg) 6.22 Vitamin b6 (mcg) 1.21
Magnesium (mg) 270 Phosphorus (mg) 200
Zinc (mg) 4.45 Sugars 4.09
potassium (mg) 1669 Vitamin K (mcg) 621.7

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