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?