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Oregano

Oregano

Description

Oregano grows on stout bushy plants with thick stems producing small ovate fuzzy leaves. It releases an earthy and mint-like aroma and its flavor is layered with pepper, mint and balsamic notes.

Flavor can range from light and sweet to strong and spicy.

Applications/Techniques

Use fresh in sauces, marinades, soups, and pizzas.

History

A member of the mint family and similar in flavor to marjoram.

Flavor Friends

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Bell peppers
  • Cheese, feta, mozzarella, Parmesan
  • Chile peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Greens, bitter
  • Lemon
  • Mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Olives
  • Potatoes
  • Squash, summer
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

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