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   Organic Marjoram

Product Type - Marjoram
Botanical Name - Marjorana hortensis
Family Name - Lamiaceae

   Introduction

Marjoram or sweet marjoram (Origanum marjorana, formerly Marjorana hortensis) is a perennial in the mint family that grows wild in the Mediterranean region, with 90% of the world’s supply coming from Egypt. It is also called sweet marjoram or knotted marjoram. Note that the genera names Origanum and Marjorana are used interchangeably by some. Marjoram is also called wild marjoram, as well as joy of the mountains and winter sweet. Fresh or dried aromatic leaves of this plant are used for culinary purposes. It has a mildly sweet taste and adds a sweet pine or citrus flavor to the dishes.


   Description

 

Marjoram is a perennial aromatic herb. Its dried leaves and flower tops constitutes the spice. The sweet marjoram is characterized by a strong spicy pleasant odour. The flavour is fragrant, slightly sharp bitterish and camphoraceous. The plant is 30-60 cm high and develops a large number of leafy stalks with small leaves. Leaves are light, grayish green reaching around 21 mm in length and 11 mm breadth. The flowers are small, white or pinkish or red.

 

   Uses Of Marjoram In Food Industries

»  Marjoram is used in seasonings, sausages and salamis.
» Sweet marjoram is also used in baked goods, meat and meat products, condiments, and     relishes, soups, snack foods, processed vegetables.


   Health Benefits Of Marjoram

 

»  Marjoram oil is used as an external application on sprains, bruises, stiff and paralytic lymph     and tooth ache.
»  Dried marjoram leaves are low in calories, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. They are widely     popular for their aromatic fragrance.
»  Moderate source of other B-group vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and B6 that are     essential to enhance the energy production from the foods.
» Marjoram tea has been used historically for relief from symptoms of hay fever, sinus   congestion, indigestion, asthma, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, colds, coughs, and     nervous disorders.

 

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