Fresh Oregano - 50g
Oregano has a strong flavor and brings warmth to dishes, along with a hint of subtle sweetness.
Even in the small amounts that are used in dishes, oregano packs in some important nutrients and also helps fight bacteria to reducing inflammation, studies have unearthed some of its impressive potential benefits.
Why Should You Eat More Herbs and Spices?
Herbs have been used since ancient times for their medicinal properties, mostly concentrated into teas and tinctures. More recently, their healthful value as a food ingredient has been realized. For one, herbs add a burst of flavor to food, allowing you to cut back on salt without sacrificing taste. And several herbs, including parsley, have significant amounts of the essential vitamins A, C and K.
But the true power of herbs lies in their wealth of protective polyphenols — plant compounds with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Piles of studies show that polyphenols in herbs help combat such diseases as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and more. Polyphenols are anti-microbial, so they can help protect us from harmful bacteria as well. Although many of the studies on herbs’ effects have involved concentrated solutions of the leaves’ active components, there is evidence that their benefits still apply when they are cooked and eaten as part of a regular meal, too.
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Country of origin: Israel
Try this recipe: One-Pan Chicken Thighs With Burst Tomatoes, Harissa, and Feta
(credit: bon appetite)
6, skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2¼ lb. total)
3 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1½lb. cherry tomatoes (any color)
¼ cup harissa paste
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
3 sprigs oregano, divided
Crusty bread (for serving)
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