Born of blue sky,
the smell of the vast and pure Tasman ocean, this is not the common
dried oregano, it is the strongest, spiciest,
and most aromatic culinary oregano you can find.
The Greeks call it 'origini', and it is the dried flowering stems of the wild Mediterranean herb Origanum vulgaris sub-species hirtum (Origanum heracleoticum) .
Because you are using only dried flower stems this is the strongest, most aromatic oregano you can buy! Much stronger than 'Mediterranean oregano', and stronger even than 'Mexican' (which is not true oreganum at all! ). The traditional Mediterranean cuisines use only flower stems - making this form of the herb expensive to produce in commercial amounts, and difficult to obtain.
We are small enough to do it for you the traditional way. We painstakingly hand pick our organically grown true Greek flower stems in their brief high summer season when they are intensely aromatic and resinous. At the peak of flowering they are at their maximum flavor, and the natural health giving chemicals are also at their highest concentration.
The aromatic flower stems are dried naturally (no artificial heat to drive off the oils) to perfection in controlled shade to maximize flavor, then hand ground and packaged to seal in the intense aroma and flavors.
We now have a new offer
for those of you who are looking to make our fine and pungent herb into
a medicine; You now have the opportunity to purchase a very fine grind
for use in such things as dietary supplement capsules.
Go to our simple order page. Print out and post!
If you are a lover of good food 'any' oregano is not good enough! 'Origini', the true Greek dried flowers stems as used by Greek peasant cuisine is the only authentic taste!
|True Greek oreganum,
Origanum vulgaris sub-species hirtum,
is the dried white flower
stem, extremely high in helath giving and flavorsome essential oils. The remaining foliage is not used, even tho' still a powerful herb in itself.
|The common 'oregano',
Oreganum vulgare, is primarily dried foliage.