Oregano is an important cooking herb, used across a wide range of cuisines. Unlike most herbs, Oregano is preferred dry as opposed to fresh, as it's flavours are more concentrated in the dried flake form. It's highly aromatic, with a herbal and slight bitter taste. Regency Oregano is made from 100 percent dried oregano leaves.
Oregano Cooking Notes:
Cuisine: Turkish, Philippine, Italian, American, Greek, Egyptian, Lebanese, Spanish, Palestinian, Syrian, Latin-American
Food Pairings: Pizza, pasta, mutton, lamb, kebab, barbeque, paprika, greek salad, fish, grilled vegetables and meats.
Serving size: 0.5 grams to 1 gram
Flavour: Bay Leaves, Herbal, Coriander
Usage: Add a pinch of oregano for a sweet herbal flavour and aroma. Pairs great with pizza, pasta, lamb, kebabs, greek salads, fish, grilled vegetables and meats
Oregano Technical Notes
Quality*: Grade AA, 2.5-3.5% Volatile oil
Also known as: Origanum vulgare, 牛至
Industry Knowledge: Oregano is known worldwide as one of the staple herbs of a kitchen spice and herb rack. In modern cooking, it's most popular in Italian-American cuisine. The history behind this change is highly interesting, as it was brought about in World War II. Soldier's returning from Europe brought back Oregano as "the Pizza herb", as it mimicked the essense of traditional Italian pizza flavour. The herb is also popularly used in Middle Eastern cuisine such as Greek, Lebanese and Turkish, which is where the herb originated centuries ago.
In industry, Oregano is sold on the basis of it's volatile oil content, as with most other herbs. Each herb's unique volatile oil content is what gives them their flavour. The greater the volatile oil, the more flavour in each Oregano leaf. Besides examining the uniqueness of each variety of Oregano, we also pay attention to making sure that we get the highest quality of the best tasting variety. Hence at Regency, we've settled on the highest naturally possible grade that Turkish Oregano leaves can attain. These sometimes get unbelievably intense, at 3% oil or more, and average around 2.5-2.7%, as they are naturally grown and processed. On contrary, most supermarket brands tend to supply oregano between 1-2% oil content, usually due to adulteratation with other similar looking leaves, and have been at the centre of scandals from news outlets around the world.
*INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TERMINOLOGY.
Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
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