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Marjoram - origanum majorana

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Marjoram is the cultivated variety of oregano, so the two herbs are classified together. Marjoram has a more delicate flavour than oregano. Marjoram and oregano are favourites in Italian and French cuisine. The leaves are dried and then rubbed or ground to produce dried marjoram.

Flavour:

Savoury and sweet with a slight heat mixed with sour and bitter tones.

How to Use:

Any savoury dish such as lamb, pork, beef, veal, venison, chicken, fish, shellfish, tomato dishes and sauces, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, peas, spinach, squash, mushrooms, beans, broccoli, brussels sprounts, pizza, spaghetti sauce, pasta, stuffings, egg dishes, breads, green salads, salad dressing, onion soup, vegetable soups, minestrone, scotch broth, spinach soup, chowders and jellies.

Measuring:

Green vegetables

Chicken

Pork

Eggs

-

Carrots

Tomato sauce

Stuffing

Corn Bread

1/2 teaspoon per 2 cups

1/2 teaspoon per 3 pound chicken

1/2 teaspoon per 2 pounds

dash to 1/4 teaspoon for 4 eggs, scrambled or as an omelet

1/2 teaspoon per 2 cups

1/4 teaspoon per 2 cups

1/4 teaspoon for each 3 cups bread

1/2 teaspoon per 2 cups mix

Other Info:

Marjoram and oregano may be used interchangeably in recipes

Marjoram Dried

Nutrient

Units

1 tsp

-------

0.60 g

Proximates

Water

g

0.046

Energy

kcal

1.626

Energy

kj

6.816

Protein

g

0.076

Total lipid (fat)

g

0.042

Carbohydrate, by difference

g

0.363

Fiber, total dietary

g

0.242

Ash

g

0.073

Minerals

Calcium, Ca

mg

11.940

Iron, Fe

mg

0.496

Magnesium, Mg

mg

2.076

Phosphorus, P

mg

1.836

Potassium, K

mg

9.132

Sodium, Na

mg

0.462

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.022

Copper, Cu

mg

0.007

Manganese, Mn

mg

0.033

Selenium, Se

mcg

0.027

Vitamins

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

mg

0.308

Thiamin

mg

0.002

Riboflavin

mg

0.002

Niacin

mg

0.025

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.007

Folate, total

mcg

1.644

Vitamin B-12

mcg

0.000

Vitamin A, IU

IU

48.408

Vitamin A, RE

mcg_RE

4.842

Vitamin E

mg_ATE

0.010

Lipids

Fatty acids, total saturated

g

0.003

4:0

g

0.000

6:0

g

0.000

8:0

g

0.000

10:0

g

0.000

12:0

g

0.000

14:0

g

0.000

16:0

g

0.002

18:0

g

0.001

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

g

0.006

16:1 undifferentiated

g

0.000

18:1 undifferentiated

g

0.006

20:1

g

0.000

22:1 undifferentiated

g

0.000

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

g

0.026

18:2 undifferentiated

g

0.007

18:3 undifferentiated

g

0.019

18:4

g

0.000

20:4 undifferentiated

g

0.000

20:5 n-3

g

0.000

22:5 n-3

g

0.000

22:6 n-3

g

0.000

Cholesterol

mg

0.000

Phytosterols

mg

0.360

Other

Caffeine

mg

0.000

Theobromine

mg

0.000