Oregano (rigan) is often connected to Italian cuisine but it is one of the most common and traditional spices used in Bulgarian cuisine as well. It is a herb with distinctive healing properties and has a wide application in Bulgarian cooking and in Bulgarian traditional medicine as a painkiller and relaxing herb for the nervous system.
Oregano adds soft relaxing aromatic taste to meals. It goes very well with sautéed mushrooms or onion, pizza, garlic bread, salad dressings, fish, tomato gravies, pork and lamb meat.
Oregano is good source of iron, manganese, and dietary fiber, as well as calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and omega 3 fatty acids.