People tend to forget that in addition to the main ingredients to an entrée, nutrition doesn’t stop before the spices and flavoring are added. Nope, those herbs and such have nutritional value all of their own! One of my favorite herbs is oregano, a simple and easy spice to add to so very many meals, usually pasta. But what good does oregano do beyond simply amplifying the flavor? Well, let’s read on and find out because oregano is today’s spotlighted ingredient in this nutrition facts article!
Oregano Culture and History
Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (12)As with so many things, the Romans stomped in and swiped it as their own, which technically it would have been as that’s just the spoils of conquering exactly everything. They started to use it a lot more to spice various foods, including wine. Oh you Romans, always looking for more ways to really go crazy with your wine!
However, most strange to me is the fact that the US never really had oregano before World War II. You’d think it’d just naturally make the leap across the pond but no! It wasn’t until the war when US soldiers were hanging around Italy when they found oregano and thought, “Hey, why don’t we have this back home?” Then they brought it with them when they returned and we have oregano here, too. History is perplexing!