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on November 24, 2013
Frontier is the producer of the fancy small glass spice containers called Simply Organic but the same organic is sold under Frontier brand in bigger quantities in silver bags. Frontier is a good brand and this is organic. Check prices due to variations in market. Oregano has a strong taste so I consume just small amount of it every night to get the benefits. Oregano gives me omega-3, 8% vitamin K and many anti-oxidants and disease preventing properties. One teaspoon contains not only six micrograms of bone-building vitamin K but also the same amount of antioxidants as three cups of spinach. Fresh has strong smell and taste anything over couple of months old will lose it sharpness and taste as well as nutrients. I never freeze and unfreeze spices since moisture will ruin its taste and form so purchasing the right quantity is as important as the brand regardless organic or conventional.
Carvacrol, a plant compound in the herb oregano, is effective against highly infectious Norovirus, a common cause of food-borne disease and a particular problem in nursing homes, hospitals, cruise ships and schools. Although unpleasant, the infection usually passes in a few days but it can pose a dangerous threat to some people with underlying medical problems. Experiments showed that carvacrol acts directly on the capsid, the tough shell of proteins surrounding the virus that encloses its genetic material. Oregano's chemical strips the virus of its `armor', a tough outer protein coat, making it more vulnerable and easier to destroy.
Oregano and Mustard seeds are one of a handful number of foods recommended by CDC during heavy flu season. Black, white and brown varieties, a cruciferous vegetable, in the same family as cabbage, brussels, sprouts and broccoli that when chewed up and eaten, the vegetables release substances called isothiocyanates, beneficial for lungs. High in selenium with anti-inflammatory properties, beneficial in treating medical conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
FRESHNESS: Fresh means nutritious and delicious. I consume lots of seeds, nuts, beans, grains, vegetables, etc. and freshness is a priority regardless of the brand so I always purchase my food ingredients in small quantities from reputable sellers with high turnover. When fresh, food is nutritious and that goes for any food in any form, from frozen to canned. Fresh food is nutritious as well as delicious since nutrients give food its delicious taste. When old or rancid, nutrients are gone and any food item becomes an empty calories with no taste and absolutely worthless regardless of the brand or price, organic or conventional.