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Best quality Marjoram in NZ, at best possible prices, for your best cooking yet!

Discover the Delights of Marjoram: A Herb Steeped in Mythology and amazing Flavour

Premium Spices is your ultimate destination for premium herbs and spices in NZ, that elevate your culinary creations. We invite you to explore marjoram – a versatile herb with a rich history and delightful flavour profile. Join us as we delve into the origins, culinary uses, and health benefits of marjoram, and discover why it deserves a place of honour in your NZ kitchen.

Unveiling the Beauty of Marjoram: Botanically known as Origanum majorana, marjoram belongs to the Lauraceae family and is celebrated for its association with warmth and vitality. In ancient mythology, marjoram was revered as a herb uplifted by Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, and was often used in rituals to invoke feelings of happiness and joy. Historically, marjoram was used as a stewing herb and even placed in linen cupboards to impart a sweet and clean aroma to homes and linens.

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Marjoram is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb with sweet pine and citrus flavours that evoke the sun-drenched landscapes of the Mediterranean. In some Middle Eastern countries, marjoram is synonymous with oregano, and the names Sweet Marjoram and Knotted Marjoram are used to distinguish it from other plants of the genus Origanum. Major producers of marjoram include Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, where the herb thrives in the warm climate.

Savouring the Flavour and Aroma: Cultivated for its aromatic leaves, marjoram is prized for its culinary versatility and aromatic qualities. The leaves, whether green or dried, are harvested as the plants begin to flower and are dried slowly in the shade to preserve their flavour and aroma. Marjoram is often used in herb combinations such as Herbs de Provence and Za'atar, adding a unique depth of flavour to a variety of dishes.

Exploring Culinary Creations with Marjoram in NZ: The taste and aroma of marjoram are reminiscent of basil, making it a perfect substitute in dishes where basil is used. From tomato dishes and salads to omelettes and dumplings, marjoram adds a subtle yet distinct flavour that enhances the overall taste of the dish. Experiment with marjoram in fish, chicken, green vegetables, eggs, cheeses, and meat dishes to discover new and exciting flavour combinations.

Embracing the Health Benefits of Marjoram: Beyond its culinary uses, marjoram offers a multitude of health benefits that make it a valuable addition to any NZ diet. Rich in antioxidants and essential oils, marjoram can ease upset stomachs, stimulate digestion, and promote overall well-being. Its 'warmth forces' can induce sweating, aiding in detoxification and cleansing the body of toxins. In herbal remedies, marjoram is celebrated for its ability to bring comfort and relief to those in need.

A Symbol of Happiness and Peace: In addition to its culinary and medicinal uses, marjoram holds symbolic significance as a harbinger of happiness and eternal peace. Planted on graves, marjoram is believed to bring solace to departed souls and ensure eternal tranquillity.

Experience Marjoram with Premium Spices: At Premium Spices, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality marjoram in NZ sourced from reputable producers. Our marjoram is perfect for enhancing your favourite NZ dishes and exploring new culinary adventures. Shop now and discover the delights of marjoram – a herb that brings warmth, flavour, and happiness to every meal.

Available in convenient packaging sizes ranging from 100g and 250g, 500g and 1kg.

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