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Oregano is a Mediterranean spice that originated in the Mediterranean region. The plant has been used as a spice for hundreds of years. Here it is particularly suitable for pasta, pizza and sauces. The spice with its fine, tangy flavour is an absolute classic. In Germany, oregano has also been used as a medicinal plant since the Middle Ages. The plant is said to have many beneficial and healing properties. The most important questions about oregano are answered below. You will also receive recommendations that will help you find the perfect product for you.
- 1 Summary
- 2 The Best Oregano: Our Picks
- 3 Buying and evaluation criteria for oregano
- 4 Guide: Frequently asked questions about oregano asnwered in detail
- 5 Conclusion
- Oregano originated in the Mediterranean region and is now used all over the world.
- The spice comes in a wide range of varieties, each with its own distinctive flavour.
- Oregano is available in a variety of quantities and qualities. Find out which one suits you best below!
The Best Oregano: Our Picks
In this section, we have compiled our favourites for you to help you decide what to buy. There will be an oregano for every taste. Let yourself be inspired. You can also simply order.
Buying and evaluation criteria for oregano
In the following, we want to help you choose your next oregano. Here you will find a summary of the most important criteria so that you can find the best product for you. These criteria are as follows: To help you make an informed decision, we explain what criteria you should look for.
Oregano is available in different quantities. The size of a package can vary from 50 grams to several kilograms. Which size is best for you depends on how much you want to cook and how often you cook. If you are a real hobby cook who likes to spoil your friends with the most amazing creations, you should opt for a larger packet. You can also put it in a tin, which makes it easier to handle. But if you’re more of a casual cook, a 50-gram pack will last you several months.
Country of origin
Oregano is grown, dried and produced in many different countries. The plant is mainly grown in the Mediterranean region. Oregano often comes from countries like France or Turkey. However, products from Germany are also available. Oregano can be bought according to personal preference. So it is worth taking a look at the label to find out where the product comes from. If you prefer to buy regional products, you can of course also choose a product from Germany.
Oregano is also available in an organically certified version, which you can usually recognise at first glance because the organic product usually has a large seal printed on it. It is advisable to use organic herbs as they are not treated with pesticides as is the case with conventional products.
Personal taste is of course the most important thing when it comes to herbs! To season your cooking creations properly, you first need to find the best oregano for you. You do that by trying it! The flavour of oregano tends to be subtly tart. Depending on where it is grown, its flavour can be milder or more intense. Which variety is preferred depends entirely on individual preference.
Oregano is available in a variety of forms. The most popular and well-known form is the dried form. Oregano is also available in almost every supermarket. If you have a green thumb, you can also grow the plant yourself and use the fresh leaves for seasoning. Oregano can also be used to make an oil.
Guide: Frequently asked questions about oregano asnwered in detail
Where does oregano come from and how can I use it?
Oregano is a true classic of Mediterranean cuisine and it’s hard to imagine life without it. The spice goes perfectly with pasta and pizza. But it is also used for sauces or potato and fish dishes. The spice is a real all-rounder and should not be missing in any kitchen, and there are also decorative storage options.
What types of oregano are there?
|Dost||Robust, native species|
|Floral oregano||Blooms abundantly, intense fragrance|
|Greek oregano||Needs a lot of sun, intense aroma|
|Peppery oregano||Very intense aroma, popular in star cuisine|
The right oregano depends on your needs. But you will surely find the right one!
How much does oregano cost?
|Price range||Available products|
|Low-priced (2 – 5 €)||Smaller quantities up to 100g, mostly without organic certification|
|Medium-priced (6 – 15 €)||Larger quantities up to 1 kg, often organic certification|
|High-priced (from 16 €)||Very large quantities up to 5 kg available, very good quality|
As you can see, oregano is available in all price ranges. There should be the right quantity and quality for everyone.
How to care for oregano properly?
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What does oregano do for your health?
Oregano is an absolute must-have in every kitchen. The spice can be used in many areas and is particularly convincing in Mediterranean dishes. You can use it to spice up your next pasta and make a wonderful sauce. Moreover, oregano is not only good for your palate, but also for your health. The medicinal plant can help with a variety of ailments. Moreover, oregano is an undemanding plant that anyone can grow on their balcony or windowsill. Try it out!
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