Sunday, March 20, 2011

Healthful Facts About Oregano

How do you know about Oregano? Oregano provides good medicinal effect on our body, adds distinct flavor to food, and gives a therapeutic flavor substitute to black pepper. Oregano has 42 times more anti-oxidant activity than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and 4 times more than blueberries. That was according to Shiow Y. Wang, Ph.D a biochemist and researcher from USDA’s Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Maryland USA. Oregano, dried or ground contains vitamins, A, C, K, iron manganese, dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids. 
Because of oregano's medicinal and culinary properties, it is a good idea to grow your own oregano plant. Oregano dwells on sandy, well-drained or dry soil. It can also be planted in containers filled with soil. Use the plant's seeds, stem, cuttings, or mature roots in planting. For a bushy growth, trim oregano shoots within one inch of the center. So easy isn't it? Try planting at home now.

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