MARNYS® Oregano Essential Oil is 100% pure and chemotyped, that is, it has got a defined composition and is 100% of natural origin. Oregano oil has been obtained by steam distillation and has not been denatured or mixed with other oils, what ensures the properties of the essential oil.
MARNYS® Oregano Essential Oil contains the chemotypes: carvacrol and ρ-cymene. Its colour and appearance ranges from colourless to yellow and dark brown, and it’s got a characteristic aromatic, phenolic spicy flavour, properties that favour food taste.
MARNYS® Oregano Essential Oil is a food-grade oil. Oregano is well known for giving an ‘Italian touch’ to Mediterranean cuisine. It is usually used to enhance the flavours of a great variety of food including pizza, pasta sauce, legumes, chillies or salads.
Oregano, Origanum vulgare, belongs to the Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family. It’s an evergreen plant with purple flowers and shovel-shaped, olive green leaves. Its leaves are used as a culinary condiment, either ‘dry’ or ‘fresh’, providing sensations like ‘spicy’, ‘pleasantly bitter’, ‘herbaceous’ and ‘aromatic’, among others. Two constituents of Oregano, carvacrol and thymol, contribute to the sensation of warmth in the mouth due to their action on temperature-sensitive structures.
The use of oregano dates back to the Greeks and Romans who used it because of its properties both for seasoning foods and for their traditional herbology. The word Oregano derives from the classical Greek orī́ganon and from the Latin orīganum. This is a compound Greek term: óros, meaning ‘mountain’, and gános, meaning ‘shine’, so it is known as “mountain shine”.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep out of the reach of children.