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March 2, 2018 9:00 am  #1


Marjoram

There is info here on growing marjoram, but the part that interested me was the nutritional and health benefit angle. It is closely related to oregano, but has a more sweet, minty flavor.  Makes a good addition to tea, as well.

"In cooking, oregano is famous for its use in pizza and pasta dishes, with its strong “piney” taste. Marjoram is both milder and sweeter and can be cooked using different methods, such as roasted in meats or sautéed in vegetables, and adds complexity to soups and marinades.You may detect marjoram’s distant relationship to the mint family of plants, as well. The milder flavor makes marjoram an herb you can use confidently in both fresh and cooked dishes, pairs well with cheese, eggs and potatoes, and is delicious sprinkled on cold salads and used in dips.Marjoram is grown as an herb to flavor dishes but, just as importantly, imparts several impressive health advantages. It’s known as an anti-inflammatory that increases digestive enzymes for improving problems with tummy troubles, and benefits your heart due to its ability to maintain normal blood pressure and optimize cholesterol levels.It also contains compounds that are antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial, which makes adding it to your food good for staving off a number of illnesses, including cold, flu and even food poisoning and staph infections. As an essential oil, marjoram has been identified for its ability to reduce insomnia, stress and anxiety and overall, lift your mood and sense of well-being. Organic Facts3 adds that marjoram is good for improving brain function and may help prevent age-related decline and dementia."

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/03/02/growing-marjoram.aspx

 

Last edited by Debrah (March 2, 2018 9:03 am)


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