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July 2008

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Antioxidant Spices: Oregano

Seven “Super Spices” That Help Fight Cancer, Illness & Aging


This is Part IV of an eight-part article. Use the index immediately below to navigate from page to page. In this section, we take a look at oregano.

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At 3,602 ORAC, oregano has the second highest antioxidant level of the Seven Super Spices. It is an indispensable ingredient in Greek and Italian dishes. Oregano is a leafy green plant whose flavor is more potent when dried. In the U.S., the herb is most commonly associated with tomato sauce and pizza.

Oregano also has antimicrobial properties against some food-borne pathogens, allowing it to be used in food preservation.

Oregano LeavesGet at least 3,602 ORAC for every slice of pizza you eat. Photo courtesy of McCormick.

Oregano is another herb that’s easy to implement into your regular diet. You can add it to any number of savory dishes: Try it in grilled cheese, pizza, tomato sauce, grilled vegetables, meatballs and poultry, just to name a few. This is one herb no kitchen should be without.

Click here to learn how to make a Broccoli & Potato Frittata and Greek Turkey Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce, two delicious recipes from McCormick that include plenty of oregano.


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