Origanum Vulgare spp Hirtum
“The plant that reflects the greatness of the mountain”. This is the Greek meaning of the word oregano (ρίγανη), a combination of the words -όρος- (oros) “mountain” and -γάνος- (ganos) “brilliance”. An etymology partly justified until today, since it is a plant species that holds a brilliant place on the map of aromatic and medicinal herbs. Especially the Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare spp hirtum), which has unrivaled aroma and unmatched qualities, and considered as the best oregano worldwide.
Oregano has been used as a culinary and medicinal herb for thousands of years. The key to its properties is carvacrol, the main component of the plant’s essential oil, with main characteristics, its use as an antiseptic, stimulant, and relieving intestinal infections. It also has remarkable antifungal properties against the human pathogen’s fungi like Malassezia furfur, Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton beigelii.
Oregano uses are numerus and vast. On the one hand as a preservative and flavor enhancer in the food industry, and a melitogenic in beekeeping. On the other hand as a seasoning and a beverage with healing, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties.
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½ tps sesame
¼ tps sumac
1 tps thyme
1 tps marjoram
1 tps oregano
1 tps salt
Zaatar spice seasoning
An ideal seasoning either for meatballs and vegetables or as gravy added in oil. This specific spice is commonly used in the Middle East cuisine mainly due to its appetizing and digestive properties.
Put the sesame seeds in a frying pan and fry until it goldens. Put the seeds in a mortar. Add the other ingredients into the mortar and grind them all together.
Store it on a sealed container to preserve the flavor for up until one month.