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Oregano Facts - To Eat Or Not To Eat

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My romance with Oregano dates back to the days when I was introduced to Italian cuisine. Be it a pizza or pasta they are just so incomplete without the delightful herb. Along with being immensely flavorful, there are many other Oregano Facts- to eat or not to eat that are sure to surprise you. Read and discover them.







Oregano, one of the most popular herbs in the world is more flavorful in dried form vis-à-vis the fresh leaves. The flavor blends really well with spicy food, which makes it very popular in Mediterranean, Latin American, Spanish, and Turkish cuisine too.

The exotic flavor of the herb adds a little something to every dish it is sprinkled on. And more so, it has a lot of nutritional values too. Here is a look at the health benefits of this oregano…


Oregano Health Benefit Facts


1 Oregano is a rich source of anti-oxidants which helps to counter free radicals in the body.


2 Oregano is also used to cure respiratory and stomach ailments.


3 The herb is also packed with antiseptic properties.


4 Another Oregano fact is that it is a rich source of fibers which are really essential for the digestive system.


5 The herb is also known for its mineral content. It contains iron, potassium, and calcium, which are essential for a healthy body.


The Word Of Caution

The aromatic herb Oregano is loaded with benefits and is not really known to cause any side effects. However, there might be allergic reactions in rare cases.


Now since you are aware of the benefits of this aromatic plant, final verdict – go ahead eat oregano to your heart’s content!


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invincible.memory's picture
Now I can justify psychologically the use of more oregano sprinkled on my cheese pizza and for flavoring raw meat. You have not mentioned anything about the "oregano oil" bon appétit
bonappetit's picture
Thanks for showing interest in my article. I will surely cover the benefits of oregano oil in my next article. In the meantime, you may wanna read the blog on Oregano Oil that one of my friends has written, here's the link
invincible.memory's picture
Thanks for providing a link directing to oregano oil benefits, but your friend have not covered anything regarding best practices for using it, for instance one needs to dilute it and etc. Thanks for the concern. Suggestion: In future try including best practices for using them so as to retain its maximum nutritional value. As for instance these items might have all good nutrients which you support with science, but most of us might be losing these nutrients by cooking malpractices.
bonappetit's picture
Very true, i too back your opinion on this that best practices must be mentioned while covering the use of any ingredient.I'll write another article for you on oregano oil benefits and will share the link soon.
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melaniecruz's picture
"1 Oregano is a rich source of anti-oxidants which helps to counter free radicals in the body." -this is the main reason why I am taking oregano products. Thanks,
Oregano Facts - To Eat Or Not To Eat