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Oregano is a shrub-like herb with branched stems, depending on the variety. It grows either in a creeping manner or upright. It can grow three feet in height. The leaves are arrow-shaped and narrow. The texture is soft and fuzzy. Out along tender stems, they grow well-spaced in pairs. The stems become woody at the base when the plant grows and matures. The small white flowers bloom from the flower spikes at the top of the stems in the late summer. And commonly, Oregano is harvested just before the flowers bloom when the flavor and aroma are at their peak.??Oregano is said to have a balsamic flavor; a combination of mint (a closely related herb), thyme, and rosemary. The taste is strong and somewhat bitter.
Oregano plays a significant role in Greek and Italian cuisine. It is an excellent aromatic for meat stews and can complement olive oil sauces for grilled and baked fish. You can pair fresh and dried Oregano with olives, sheep's milk cheeses, tomatoes, lamb, potatoes, pasta, and rice.
Keep cool and dry until ready to use.