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The Shady world of illegal Oregano

Fueling Around

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I haven't watched the video, but the title alone makes me chuckle.
Is the same with Mexican oregano that i use the most?
 

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Man that’s amazing. I’d have never guessed something like oregano would be cut like a cartel would cocaine. I’d say my cheap oregano in the cupboard is likely adulterated.
 

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I grow most of my own herbs.
 
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Whoda thunk maybe this is why I like the Mexican oregano better
 

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Wow never would have expected that. Definitely another reason to use fresh.
 

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Who would have ever thought that strawberry and olive leaves taste like oregano? Everyone has margins, I suppose.
 

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Never would have expected this would be happening. But, when you are talking Tons of product, there is a lot of money in cutting with a cheap filler. As mush as possible, I buy Whole Spices as you know what you are getting...JJ
 

rc4u

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well in the '70's an ounce of oregano was 12-14 from mexico, in the '80's it came from Hawaii and was 50. then from south america n smelled like skunk, only needed 1/4 teaspoon instead of 1 tsp
 

rc4u

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so i was told,,,, we used minnesota green, it was free
 

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If I'm not using home grow and dried this is what I'm using, Calabrian dried Oregano by Tutto Calabria.
 

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LOL we talking about home grown and cutting product takes me back to my teenage years. :emoji_laughing:
Jim
 

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LOL we talking about home grown and cutting product takes me back to my teenage years. :emoji_laughing:
Jim
Isn't that really what rc4u is talking about?
well in the '70's an ounce of oregano was 12-14 from mexico, in the '80's it came from Hawaii and was 50. then from south america n smelled like skunk, only needed 1/4 teaspoon instead of 1 tsp
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rc4u

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i worked on a turkey farm when 14{before 16 yr old rule inforced} and didnt know that i cut many big u'ns and leaned e'm on fence. PICKED EGGS N they ate it ALL GONE , DAMN TURKEYS LOVED IT.. farm was to send fertile eggs to raiser's. damn Tom's were so in tune, when ya went in to feed they all at same time wen yooddoggllee at every scoop of feed. course the hens ya had to bump with wheelbarrow to move.. ya know i dont remember what the asperities i put the eggs in and had to put powder on em the inspect n put in crates for shipping next morning. ....i really wanted the white Corvair stored in barn.. well next came my first self employed company using my friends to bale hay n put on conveyer to top of barn for several farmers.
 

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