Oregano is also called wild marjoram, not to be mistaken for real marjoram. Oregano is a perennial herb that grows to heights between 30 and 60 cm. The leaves are dark green, oval, and much larger than those of marjoram.


Oregano’s flavor is spicy and dominant. The leaf has a powerful, spicy flavor. You can use it in a lot of dishes, such as Italian pizzas and in tomato-based dishes. Make sure to use the herb with moderation, because the taste can easily become overpowering.


Fresh oregano can be stored in the vegetable draw in the fridge for a few days.