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Melissa's Oregano, a staple in Mediterranean cooking, is a robust herb with fresh, aromatic leaves. Sometimes called wild marjoram, the strong, distinctive flavor of both Greek and Mexican Oregano makes it a favorite herb in Greek, Mexican, and Italian cooking.
Greek Oregano, the more popular of the two, is traditionally used for pizza and other Italian dishes. Stronger in flavor than Greek Oregano, Mexican Oregano works well with meat, poultry, vegetables and even gumbo. Melissa's Oregano works well as a meat rub and adds savory flavor to meatballs, pot roasts, stews, sauces and many fresh vegetables.
Melissa’s Fresh Herbs are hand selected for excellent quality. Choose fresh-looking Oregano with good color and a clean, fresh scent. Avoid any brown spots or wilted stalks or leaves.
Use soon after purchasing. To keep fresh, refrigerate in a plastic bag filled with air and securely closed.
Store in the vegetable crisper section of the refrigerator. If leaves do become wilted, an ice water bath can revive them. Place Melissa’s Herbs stem side down in a jar of water (similar to fresh flowers) and cover with a tightly closed plastic bag.
Store away from ethylene-producing fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, bananas and peppers.
Leaves should be thoroughly washed and dried before using.