Herbs, Oregano

About This Food

Known as the "pizza spice", oregano adds much more than characteristic pizza flavor - it's also packed with antioxidants. In fact, dried oregano has 30 times the antioxidant (ORAC) power of blueberries.   

There are two primary varieties of this palette-pleasing herb: Mediterranean oregano, which is the dried leaf of Origanum vulgare L., a perennial herb in the Labitae, or mint family;  and Mexican oregano - the dried leaf of one of several plants of the Lippia genus.

Oregano is grown in California and New Mexico, as well as the Mediterranean region.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=13,970 (fresh) and 200,129 (dried)

Oregano should be stored in a cool, dark place for no more than 6 months.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)spices

Calories: 3

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.1 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.05 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
42 g
ALA
42 mg
EPA, DHA
0 mg, 0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.64 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.21 g
Sugars
0.04 g
Fiber
0.43 g
Protein
0.11 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Macronutrients
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
69.03 IU
1%
Vitamin C
0.5 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.19 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
6.22 mg
8%
Folate
2.74 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.06 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.32 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
15.76 mg
2%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.44 mg
2%
Magnesium
2.7 mg
1%
Manganese
0.05 mg
2%
Phosphorous
2 mg
0%
Potassium
16.69 mg
0%
Selenium
0.06 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.15 mg
0%
Zinc
0.04 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
41.12 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0.6 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
8.62 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg
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