Marjoram should be added to food at the end of cooking to preserve its full flavor and aroma. It is also used as a decoration of dishes. The aroma and characteristic taste of marjoram suit both vegetable dishes, which include cabbage, potatoes, beans, and meats (especially lamb, mutton, grilled dishes) and seafood. In the United States, it is used in poultry, pies, soups, and salads. Italians like to use marjoram in tomato sauces, pizza, and fish dishes. In Polish cuisine, we cannot imagine pea soup, bean soup and sour rye soup without the addition of marjoram. It goes well with thyme and rosemary. It is used in the sausage industry, among others for flavoring white sausage. Interestingly, marjoram oil is also used in the production of liqueurs and teas.
Use in cooking:
- Marjoram, as a seasoning, is added to meats, mainly pork loin. It is also added to tripe, pea soup and dumplings.
- In the past, marjoram was used to flavor drinks and added to cakes.
- Today marjoram is used to season sour soups, white borscht, bean and pea soups, as well as pork loin and roasts.
- Marjoram is an inseparable spice of tripe.
Marjoram is a very aromatic herb that is known and cultivated all over the world today. In most Polish homes it is added to soups, sauces and meat.
In ancient Egypt it was a symbol of love. Used as an aphrodisiac by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, it was worn at weddings in the form of a wreath as a symbol of joy. Used to brew beer and as an aromatic addition to wine. Today, it is a popular addition to sausages, cold cuts, and pea and bean dishes. It belongs to the same family as oregano and is often confused with it. It captivates with its characteristic spicy taste and deep aroma.
How to store dried marjoram?
Chilled marjoram should be stored in an airtight container. This will allow you to extend its freshness and enjoy its rich aroma to the fullest. It is best to choose a container made of glass or plastic intended for contact with food. Necessarily with a tight closure.
Contraindications to the consumption of marjoram
Marjoram rarely causes allergic reactions. However, it is not recommended to consume it in large quantities because it can cause abdominal pain and adversely affect the nervous system. In addition, marjoram ointment can lead to skin eruptions in allergic people. Some people may develop discoloration. Avoid exposure to sunlight when using cosmetics containing marjoram.
What does marjoram contain?
This spice provides our body with calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium , sodium. It is a source of vitamins A and C. It also contains large amounts of antioxidants. The content of essential oils in marjoram is as much as 3%
Is marjoram healthy? What are its properties?
Marjoram herb is valued especially for its properties supporting the work of the digestive system. It is an ingredient of many carminative teas for children. It also limits excessive fermentation in the digestive system and supports the production of gastric juices. However, the oil obtained from marjoram has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-acne properties. It also has a dehydrating effect. It is used in aromatherapy due to its calming properties. It helps fight stomach ache, headache, and supports the sinus cleansing process. This spice also contains biologically active substances such as eugenol, phenol, ascorbic and oenolic acid with antioxidant properties. The antioxidant effect of marjoram has been confirmed by scientific research. It all makes