8 oz bag $3.00
Marjoram, an ancient slightly pungent herb, comes from the same family of herbs as anise, dill, fennel, and cumin. It is similar to oregano but with a more delicate flavor. A fragrant herb with similar aromatic and flavor profiles to basil and thyme, it’s fresh and spicy with notes of camphor.
Originating in the Mediterranean region, marjoram is a much-loved spice in European and Mediterranean cuisine. Europeans once saw marjoram as a symbol of love, romance, and youth. In Greece, it was known as “Joy of the Mountains” and a symbol of happiness and peace. Before hops came along, marjoram took center stage in brewing beer and in France it was part of the winemaking process.
All over Europe marjoram was used in traditional medicine because of its known health benefits. It contains many vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. When made into a tea it treated nervous disorders, headaches, colds, and sinus issues. It also acts as an antidote to poison and eases stomaches and muscle pains.
This lightly perfume-scented herb is rich in Vitamin A and vitamin K. Vitamine K promotes healthy bone mass. Vitamin A is important for strong eyesight and vigorous skin. It’s high in calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, dietary fiber, beta-carotene, and folates. In it’s dried form it provides a source of iron.
Marjoram provides depth and adds body to many recipes. In it’s dried form it retains a stronger flavor than other dried herbs. Add it to the last stage of cooking to keep its robust flavor. It’s a delicious seasoning for tomato-based sauces, olive oil and vinegar salad dressings with anchovies. It compliments portobello mushrooms and fresh vegetables such as eggplant particularly well.
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