Dried Oregano





A pungent green herb with a great affinity for a variety of foods, from lamb to vegetables, stuffings and egg dishes. Oregano is closely related to marjoram.

Net weight– 15g

Unlocking the Nutritional Power of Dried Oregano

In the realm of culinary treasures, dried oregano stands as a humble yet indispensable gem. Packed with flavour and boasting a plethora of health benefits, this kitchen staple deserves a prime spot in every pantry. Let’s delve into why dried oregano is not just a flavour enhancer but a nutritional powerhouse.

Rich in Antioxidants

It is a potent source of antioxidants, compounds that help combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Studies have shown that oregano contains high levels of flavonoids and phenolic acids, which exhibit strong antioxidant activity. Incorporating dried oregano into your cooking can thus bolster your body’s defence against harmful free radicals.

Vitamin and Mineral Boost

Despite its small size, It packs a punch when it comes to essential vitamins and minerals. Just a teaspoon of this herb provides a significant dose of vitamin K, crucial for bone health and blood clotting. Additionally, oregano is rich in iron, calcium, manganese, and vitamin E, all vital nutrients that support overall well-being.

Gut Health Support

The aromatic compounds found in dried oregano possess antibacterial properties that can help promote a healthy gut microbiome. Research suggests that oregano may inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella, thereby aiding digestion and reducing the risk of gastrointestinal infections.

Heart Health Benefits

Regular consumption of dried oregano has been linked to improved heart health. This herb contains compounds like rosmarinic acid and carvacrol, which have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. By incorporating dried oregano into your meals, you can take proactive steps towards maintaining cardiovascular wellness.

Culinary Versatility

Beyond its nutritional benefits, it adds depth and complexity to a wide array of dishes. From Mediterranean classics like pasta sauces and pizza to soups, salads, and marinades, this versatile herb elevates the flavour profile of any recipe.

In conclusion, while dried oregano may seem unassuming, its nutritional prowess and culinary versatility make it an essential ingredient in any kitchen arsenal. By harnessing the power of this herb, you can enhance both the taste and the health benefits of your favourite meals.

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Faqs (16)

Can I bring a spectator with me?

I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?

You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices.

I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?

We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of booking. Please email us cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being.

I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?

All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance.

I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me?

In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like.

I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do?

Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you.

I’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend?

Our Indian, Thai, and Nutritional classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a gluten free diet. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?

Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

Is lunch provided in this class?

Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?

Yes, you will need to bring some Tupperware/plastic containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Is there parking available on site?

Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?

Anyone from the age of 13+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?

Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers.

Will I eat the food I make?

There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

Will I have food left over to take home with me?

Yes! On most of our classes, you will be able to take a selection of the delicious food you have made home with you. This does not apply to the half day Indian class.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?

Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

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