Ground Mexican Oregano

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40 lb. Box 7 Business Days $126.00 ($3.15/lb)
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Where is Mexican oregano cultivated?

Mexican oregano is made from the dried leaves of Lippia graveolens, a species of flowering plant in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. It is native to Mexico, the southwestern United States and Central America, where it is sometimes referred to as Puerto Rican oregano.

Although it shares a name with what is referred to as “regular” oregano, which is actually the Meditereanean variety, they are completely different plants. Mexican oregano is a member of the verbena family, which gives it a citrusy, peppery flavor, while Mediteranean oregano is a member of the mint family. This variety is grown in Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco.

Oregano can also be used in animal nutrition for a variety of uses and may have anti-microbialanti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. Some of the naturally occurring compounds in oregano are also found in other well-known herbs such as thyme. Several of these compounds, such as carvacrol and thymol, are the subject of a variety of animal nutrition research for their effects on gut health and digestive performance.  

Applications for bulk ground Mexican oregano

So, when can I use bulk ground Mexican oregano? Ground Mexican oregano has many applications, including: 

  • Used in Mexican dishes such as salsa, taco seasonings and enchiladas
  • Sprinkled into soups and stews such as chili, menudo or pozole 
  • As an addition to rojo and verde sauces or mole
  • Mixed into dishes with beans

History of Mexican oregano

Mexican oregano is a shrub that can grow up to five feet tall and wide. It is native to Central America, where it is considered an Old World plant that continues to be used widely in New World cooking. 

Throughout history, it has been utilized as food and medicine. The leaves of the Mexican oregano shrub were, and continue to be, used as a spice in a variety of dishes and steeped in hot water to be consumed as a tea. 

As medicine, the herb was celebrated for its antioxidant properties. It was often used to treat stomach pains and colds when ingested. The leaves were also used externally as a skin softener.

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Ships In7 Business Days
Box Dimensions15"L x 16"H x 12"W
Pallet Dimensions48"L x 40"W x 86"H
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Allow us to manage your shipping needs with our competitive rates across the contiguous United States. Based on your order's total weight, choose from our range of shipping methods:

  • Free Ground Shipping available only for sample orders.

  • FedEx Ground for orders under 150 lbs. Boxes ship individually. 

  • Less-Than-Truckload Freight for orders over 150 lbs. Orders ship on a pallet. If you require a lift gate for delivery, be sure this option is selected during checkout to prevent order delays. View rates

  • Full-Truckload Freight for orders over 19,000 lbs. Orders ship on a pallet. If you require a lift gate for delivery, be sure this option is selected during checkout to prevent order delays.

  • Customer Pick-Up we know some customers have preferred shipping providers, so we allow any orders over 500 lbs. the option to pick-up their order at our facilities. To learn more about the process visit our warehouse information section.

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Customer Questions
How do I pick up my order from ofi's warehouse?
If you are picking up your order, first check your order acknowledgement to determine the location of the plant/warehouse where your order is being processed. ( Your Order Acknowledgement was emailed to you 1-2 days after you placed your order). Have your ofi Sales Order Number handy. Next, simply refer to the Warehouse Contact Information to set-up an appointment for the ship date.
What are the pallet dimensions ?
Dimensions: 48" x 40" Pallet Weight: ~40 lbs Our pallet heights vary, depending on the product, but the average is 62". You can find the exact pallet dimension under the 'Shipping Information' tab on any product page.
How many samples can I order?
We offer 5 free sample requests to valid businesses, max of one per each product. If you require more , please contact us at and we can assist!
What shipping methods do you offer?
ofi is currently serving the contiguous United States. For all other shipments or information, please contact us and we would be happy to help service you through our alternative sales channels.  We offer a variety of shipping options depending on your order. We offer FedEx, Freight Less than Truckload (LTL), Freight Full Truckload (FTL), and Warehouse pick-up. You can view our rates on our 'Shipping Rate' page. For live rates, simply add the product to your cart and the rates will be visible on the 'Cart' page.
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Spice samples are all 8 ounces. Nuts and Cocoa sample are 1lb. If you require a larger sample, please contact us.
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