Organic oregano (Origanum vulgare) seeds grow to an aromatic plant with simple oval leaves and small violet-purple flowers. Oregano, a member of the mint family grows to 8-23 inch (20-60 cm) in high. The enjoyable sweet spicy smell and warm bitter aromatic flavor of oregano makes it part of many Mediterranean and Mexican recipes.The biodegradable Seed Pods contain non-GMO, certified organic seeds inside a mineral growth medium.
Oregano is the classical seasoning on pizzas. The flavor has become known to many countries around the world, making it an essential ingredient to Italian, Greek, and Spanish cuisine, as well as Mexican. This herb is considered the best all-purpose culinary variety as it brings a deep, complicated flavor to savory dishes. Complementary spices to oregano are thyme, parsley, chives, basil, and chili. Oregano is delicious in bread, pasta dishes, stuffing, and of course pizza.
Oregano is indigenous to Europe, Central Asia and Northern Africa. This wild plant has been used for years as a culinary herb and medicinal plant. According to ancient Greek mythology, oregano was a gift from Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. In fact, it was an ancient tradition for Greek and Roman brides and grooms to be crowned with garlands of oregano on their special day.
Oregano is an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, iron and calcium. Essential oil of oregano include thymol and carvacrol – both work to inhibit bacteria growth. Oregano has a long tradition in herbal medicine, it has been used as an antiseptic and as an herb that warms and relaxes spasms to relieve muscular discomfort.