Oregano is a ubiquitous herb in my kitchen. As good daughter of Italians, I use it for many recipes and try to include it in everything I can. I don't know if it's the aroma that gets me, the taste or benefits of cooking with oregano.
Globally oregano is considered a functional and medical food for its nutritional, antioxidants and preventive health in our properties. I found the amount of benefits it gives us very interesting. Here I share with you this information on cooking with oregano.
Benefits of cooking with oregano for your health
- This species contains no cholesterol and is a rich source of dietary fiber (which regulates blood cholesterol)
- It contains essential oils such as carvacrol, thymol, limonene and also its stem is antiseptic, antispasmodic, stimulant, diaphoretic and has tonic properties.
- Thymol is a natural antibacterial par excellence.
- It has many antioxidants and vitamins (carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin and vitamin A) which protect against free radicals and reactive species involved in aging.
- It also contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium. All on a single sheet.
- It's an excellent source of vitamin C.
So now you know, cooking with oregano is good for you. What do you think? Will you start using a little oregano on your meals?
Let me know what you think and don't forget to share with your friends!