Oregano is the go-to spice on any pantry, able to rescue the flavor of any failing dish with the same capacity as salt or pepper. Oregano is a perennial herb with creeping roots, branched woody stems and opposite, petiolate and hairy leaves. The flowers are pale purple and the flowering period extends from late June to August. The foliage is dotted with small glands containing volatile oil, which gives the plant aroma and colour. A must-have in any kitchen.
How to Store
– Store immediately, covered in a sealed container, in the warmest part of the walk-in cooler. Chilling injury can occur (blackening, shriveling and wilting) from storing unprotected herbs past 3 days in the walk-in.
– Store in the original sealed bag away from drafts from the cooler fan. This herb is susceptible to dehydration.
– For maximum shelf life & quality. Keep in a sealed lexan or thick plastic container in the warmest area of the cooler.
– Follow good rotation practices, first shipments received should be used first.
– Handle carefully. Do not crush! The herb will bruise.
– This herb has an expected short shelf life (2-3 days). Plan to purchase frequently to maintain quality.
– Prep fresh daily as needed. Try not to carry over-prepped raw product from the previous day.
– Avoid placing the case or raw product on non-sanitized kitchen counter tops to help prevent the potential for cross contamination.
– Wash thoroughly; this herb is generally field-packed and not pre-washed.
– Remove or cut away any decayed leaves before prep.
– Store prepared product in the refrigerator.