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(Some Guy)   Oregano found to be able to wipe out colonies of hard-to-kill norovirus just as easily as it ruins the taste of pizza   (labnews.co.uk) divider line 29
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2014-03-21 08:26:15 AM
Oregano oil is powerful stuff.  Just one drop is enough to season 3 quarts of spaghetti sauce.  I doubt they could find a way to remove the smell because that is all the oil is.   So it won't likely be used much just because of the smell.
 
2014-03-21 08:30:58 AM
Oregano is often misunderstood, and poorly used. It's a great herb, but acid and high heat turns it bitter fast, so the best path with the stuff is to only add it towards the end of the cooking process in a tomato based sauce. Acid plus heat turns the stuff bitter, and it can be avoided easily, by not giving it an hour or two to work its ebbil. Added towards the end, it will release its flavor, but NOT overpower. It also eliminates the "remedy" of sugaring the dang sauce which is an old fashioned way of combating that bitterness, and isn't necessary by simply adding it at the very end. Add your oregano just before you pull your sauce from the heat, and you can have the flavor, without the bitterness.
 
2014-03-21 08:38:12 AM
Oregano is awesome, dumbmitter.
 
2014-03-21 08:44:39 AM

hubiestubert: Oregano is often misunderstood, and poorly used. It's a great herb, but acid and high heat turns it bitter fast, so the best path with the stuff is to only add it towards the end of the cooking process in a tomato based sauce. Acid plus heat turns the stuff bitter, and it can be avoided easily, by not giving it an hour or two to work its ebbil. Added towards the end, it will release its flavor, but NOT overpower. It also eliminates the "remedy" of sugaring the dang sauce which is an old fashioned way of combating that bitterness, and isn't necessary by simply adding it at the very end. Add your oregano just before you pull your sauce from the heat, and you can have the flavor, without the bitterness.


So you should always add it in first, and heat the shiat out of it?
 
2014-03-21 08:48:39 AM
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2014-03-21 09:12:48 AM
Imagine that, a known antiviral agent is able to kill a virus.
 
2014-03-21 09:14:29 AM
Huh, oregano tisanes were very popular when I lived in Italy for coughs and menstrual cramps. But then they also told me that pepper was bad for my kidneys and that a "white diet" was just the thing if you had an upset stomach.
 
2014-03-21 09:38:22 AM

ginandbacon: Huh, oregano tisanes were very popular when I lived in Italy for coughs and menstrual cramps. But then they also told me that pepper was bad for my kidneys and that a "white diet" was just the thing if you had an upset stomach.


thatsracist.jpg ?
 
2014-03-21 09:48:48 AM
Subby must be one of those people that loves ketchup on their pizza and floppy grease pie (a.k.a. NY-style "pizza").
 
2014-03-21 09:48:57 AM

Ima_Lurker: ginandbacon: Huh, oregano tisanes were very popular when I lived in Italy for coughs and menstrual cramps. But then they also told me that pepper was bad for my kidneys and that a "white diet" was just the thing if you had an upset stomach.

thatsracist.jpg ?


Ahahahahahaha! Yer funny :)
 
2014-03-21 09:59:45 AM
Next thing you know they'll discover that salt is a preservative!
 
2014-03-21 11:12:55 AM
Oregano Trail: You cured dysentery
 
2014-03-21 11:24:52 AM
I had the norovirus earlier this week so I'm really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

/first and hopefully last time having it.
 
2014-03-21 11:40:42 AM
If they are not reproducing and growing, I'm not sure it would qualify as a 'Colony'.

Viruses only reproduce in living cells, and I don't think you're spraying oregano oil to disinfect in there.
 
2014-03-21 11:45:52 AM

NeuroticRocker: Oregano Trail: You cured dysentery


LOL, that's super-diarrhea.  (pretty obscure, no really)
 
2014-03-21 12:25:51 PM

digistil: Subby must be one of those people that loves ketchup on their pizza and floppy grease pie (a.k.a. NY-style "pizza").


>:|
 
2014-03-21 12:36:44 PM
Eight spices? Hmm, some must be doubles. Or-uh-gahn-o? What the hell?
 
2014-03-21 01:07:50 PM

ginandbacon: Huh, oregano tisanes were very popular when I lived in Italy for coughs and menstrual cramps. But then they also told me that pepper was bad for my kidneys and that a "white diet" was just the thing if you had an upset stomach.


To be fair, food is pretty much the center of Italian existence.
 
2014-03-21 02:25:29 PM

digistil: Subby must be one of those people that loves ketchup on their pizza and floppy grease pie (a.k.a. NY-style "pizza").


See the cute thing about these types of comments is they are just attempts at being insulting. At least when NYers make fun of Chicago "pizza" we are just stating facts: it's a casserole in a bread bowl.

If you honestly think NY pizza has ketchup on it, then it explains why you prefer Chicago "pizza": your tasted buds are crap.

/actually, Chicago "pizza" tastes just fine; it's just not a farking pizza
 
2014-03-21 02:50:08 PM

ArcadianRefugee: digistil: Subby must be one of those people that loves ketchup on their pizza and floppy grease pie (a.k.a. NY-style "pizza").

See the cute thing about these types of comments is they are just attempts at being insulting. At least when NYers make fun of Chicago "pizza" we are just stating facts: it's a casserole in a bread bowl.

If you honestly think NY pizza has ketchup on it, then it explains why you prefer Chicago "pizza": your tasted buds are crap.

/actually, Chicago "pizza" tastes just fine; it's just not a farking pizza


I like how just because he attacks awful NY "pizza" (aka, ketchup on a cracker) you assume he's from Chicago. And even if he is from Chicago, his point remains valid.
 
2014-03-21 02:54:12 PM
Well if it's oregano put it in your soup, ya beaner.
 
2014-03-21 03:38:54 PM
A hint of Mexican oregano in my salsa is wonderful. Also good in sauce for pasta.

/fta makes me wonder if 25% of folk medicine might have once worked but eventually the virus or bacteria evolved past the remedy.
 
2014-03-21 03:54:27 PM

hubiestubert: Oregano is often misunderstood, and poorly used. It's a great herb, but acid and high heat turns it bitter fast, so the best path with the stuff is to only add it towards the end of the cooking process in a tomato based sauce. Acid plus heat turns the stuff bitter, and it can be avoided easily, by not giving it an hour or two to work its ebbil. Added towards the end, it will release its flavor, but NOT overpower. It also eliminates the "remedy" of sugaring the dang sauce which is an old fashioned way of combating that bitterness, and isn't necessary by simply adding it at the very end. Add your oregano just before you pull your sauce from the heat, and you can have the flavor, without the bitterness.


it is only bitter if you burn it. Making sauce you shouldn't be using high heat anyway add, some at the beginning to deepen the base flavor then a bit more at the end for an herbal flavor. Then sprinkle a little on the pie before it goes in. Your welcome
 
2014-03-21 07:35:30 PM

hubiestubert: Oregano is often misunderstood, and poorly used. It's a great herb, but acid and high heat turns it bitter fast, so the best path with the stuff is to only add it towards the end of the cooking process in a tomato based sauce. Acid plus heat turns the stuff bitter, and it can be avoided easily, by not giving it an hour or two to work its ebbil. Added towards the end, it will release its flavor, but NOT overpower. It also eliminates the "remedy" of sugaring the dang sauce which is an old fashioned way of combating that bitterness, and isn't necessary by simply adding it at the very end. Add your oregano just before you pull your sauce from the heat, and you can have the flavor, without the bitterness.



So what you're saying here is that I should add it at the end.
 
2014-03-22 12:10:54 AM

Nix Nightbird: So what you're saying here is that I should add it at the end.


That or he's suggesting you use it as a suppository. Try both and let Fark know the outcomes?
 
2014-03-22 12:55:59 AM
Nothing could make NYC or Chicago pizza taste worse, including oregano.
 
2014-03-22 03:51:33 AM
Always put at least twice as much basil as you do oregano.
 
2014-03-22 07:12:23 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Nothing could make NYC or Chicago pizza taste worse, including oregano.


Pizza sucks, nothing could ever make it taste worse.
 
2014-03-22 11:36:47 AM

Dangl1ng: A hint of Mexican oregano in my salsa is wonderful. Also good in sauce for pasta.

/fta makes me wonder if 25% of folk medicine might have once worked but eventually the virus or bacteria evolved past the remedy.


People like to think that if a particular remedy has been in use for hundreds or thousands of years, then it must work.  And while it's true that folk remedies do work more often than not, it's only within the last hundred years or so that we've had the tools to figure out why a remedy works, or even measure how well it works.  And it's not just medical technology that has improved, it's also the methods we use, such as the randomized control trial.  Until we realized how important it is to know how a real treatment performs in comparison to a fake treatment, the idea of giving a fake treatment to a patient would have horrified any real doctor, but sometimes it's the only way to know if a real treatment actually works.
 
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