Oregano is an herb that I have always in my kitchen. As good daughter of Italians, I use it for many recipes and try to include it in all that I can. I don’t know if what gets me is its aroma, taste or all the benefits that cooking with oregano gives to my body’s health.
Worldwide oregano is considered a functional and medical food for its nutritional, antioxidants and preventive properties on our health. I found very interesting the amount of benefits it gives us. Today I want to share with you some information about that cooking with oregano and how it helps us.
Benefits of cooking with oregano for your health
- This spice contains no cholesterol and is a rich source of dietary fiber (which regulates blood cholesterol)
- Contains essential oils 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 leave.
- It’s an excellent source of vitamin C.
So now you know, cooking with oregano is not only good for your palate but also for your health. What’s your favorite dish with oregano?