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Kitchen Dictionary: oregano

Pronounced: oh-REHG-uh-noh


Oregano is like marjoram, but more pungent and not as sweet. Because of its pungency, oregano requires a bit more caution in its use. Mediterranean oregano is milder than Mexican oregano. Oregano was almost unheard of in the U.S. until WW II soldiers returning from Italy raved about it.


Season: available year-round

How to select: Look for bright bunches without blemishes.

How to store: Refrigerate fresh oregano in a plastic bag up to 3 days. Store dried oregano in a cool, dark place up to 6 months.

Matches well with: artichokes, beans, chicken, eggplant, fish, lamb, mushrooms, pasta, peppers, pizza, pork, potatoes, rabbit, sausages, tomatoes, veal, zucchini

More Oregano Recipes
Popular Oregano Recipes
Oven-Baked Pork Loin With Olive Oil, Garlic, Thyme, and Oregano
Baked Chicken Breasts With Garlic and Oregano
Lemon and Oregano Lamb Loin Chops

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 tsp, leaves
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 2
Calories from Fat 0 (14%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.7g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 0.1g 0%

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