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Za'atar Oregano

Complex herb beloved in the eastern Mediterranean for grilling and roasting.

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Our Za'atar Oregano is a unique species of oregano beloved across the eastern Mediterranean, with an intense, complex flavor similar to thyme. Ours is grown and sun-dried on a small farm in Palestine by partner farmer Abu Ali. Crush a few leaves between your fingers and sprinkle over grilled veggies, use to season chicken, mix with lemon juice and olive oil for salad dressing and add to beans and stews for a rich herbal flavor.

This herb is the star of our spectacular Za'atar blend.



Ein Samiya, Palestine


Lebanese oregano, Syrian oregano




Za'atar oregano (Origanum syriacum)

Tasting notes:

Wild Herbs • Olive Oil • Springtime

Cooking tips

  • Sprinkle over grilled or roasted meat and vegetables
  • Add to salad dressings
  • Use to season a pot of beans


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Our za'atar was cultivated by a family in the hills outside of Ramallah using artisanal and organic methods, including collecting limited rainwater to grow the za'atar plants. Like many Palestinians, they are denied access to the aquifers beneath their feet and must practice water-saving techniques to grow their traditional crops.

When the herb's fuzzy, heart-shaped leaves are ready for harvest throughout the summer, they are hand-picked by farmers who learned their craft from their parents and grandparents and cultivate the same land, rare in a place where many farming families have had their land taken away from them.

We're grateful for the partnership of Manal from Re7het Falasteen in helping set up this supply chain and coordinating the production from Palestine to the US. They also carry exceptional Palestinian foods and pantry goods, so make sure to check out their site.

how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?