If you love your Greek or Italian food, then chances are you have eaten a lot of oregano!
We have made it our SOL herb of the month.
SO let’s find out more about this tasty herb…..
The nutritional benefits of oregano
Like all herbs, you would need to eat massive doses of oregano to get a large amount of any one nutrient.
It can help bump your intake of these key minerals though:
- Calcium - helpful for bones and teeth
- Iron - important for oxygen transport in our body
- Magnesium - involved with loads of reactions and processes in the body including bone maintenance and growth, muscle health and nerve health
- Potassium - helps muscles contract, regulates our fluid balance in our body and regulates blood pressure
How to cook with oregano
Oregano can be used in all different kinds of dishes. It is a key feature in many Greek and italian meals and works great with lamb!
- On pizza
- On lamb skewers on the BBQ
- In herb bread
- On roasted tomatoes
- As a seasoning for your burger meats
- In pasta sauces
- In a pesto (instead of basil)
- In vinaigrettes and….
- In steamed seafood dishes