Sicilian oregano - "The aromatic ones par excellence"
Brief description: The genus Origanum derives from the Greek oros, mountain, and ganos, splendor, or joy of the mountain, probably due to the scent emanating from the place where the plant grows. Oregano has been known since ancient times in Mediterranean cuisine due to its marked and intense aromatic properties that make it the universal aroma par excellence. Used as a main ingredient in pizza, it lends itself as a flavoring in a wide range of meat and fish dishes, sauces and gravies, cheeses, focaccias, salads, soups and more.
Storage: Store in a cool and dry place away from sources of light and heat.
Expiry 24 months from packaging.
Subject to natural weight loss.
Perennial herbaceous species with erect stem, branched above with bushy posture, small and oval-shaped leaves and a height ranging from 40 to 70 cm. The flowers gathered in terminal bunches have a white color and emanate an intense and characteristic scent. It grows spontaneously in uncultivated areas, in the woods and in the escarpments between 200 and 1400 meters above sea level
Flowering and harvesting takes place in summer. The tops, gathered in bunches, are dried in the shade, in warm, dry and well-ventilated rooms or in a drying room in such a way as to keep the aroma unaltered and thus prolong its conservation.
As for its medicinal properties, oregano is used for the extraction of its essential oils, rich in terpinene, thymol and carvacrol, and has been recognized since ancient times for its beneficial effects on human health thanks to its numerous medicinal properties. which are attributed to it as analgesic, digestive, carminative, diuretic, tonic, antiseptic, expectorant, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory.
Cultivation takes place according to the principles of a sustainable and environmentally friendly form of agriculture through the use of organic fertilizers and the absence of synthetic chemicals. All stages are carried out by hand, from transplanting, to the elimination of weeds, up to harvesting, drying and packaging, thus imparting a strongly territorial connotation to the product itself.
The company is based in the heart of eastern Sicily and precisely in Pedara, a small village located on the slopes of Etna, at a height of about 610 m asl. The surrounding territorial context is rich in history and rural traditions handed down from father to son generation after generation. Green hills, farms, noble villas and terraces surround a landscape that in the eyes of travelers appears to be out of time and space.
Etna in the background asserts itself to be overbearing and majestic but at the same time affectionate and caring mother. The climate found in the Etna area, characterized by mild and moderately rainy winters and hot and sunny summers, combined with a sandy soil, light and rich in microelements, deriving from lava flows whose origin is lost in the mists of time, make this an enchanting place , particularly suited and suitable for hosting a great variety of typical local crops.
Among them, aromatic herbs certainly stand out, which thanks to the pedoclimatic factors described above, are able to release particularly fragrant and intense smells, flavors, tastes and aromas, unique of their kind compared to other places.