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Growing Oregano and Marjoram – are they the same?

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender June 9, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments

Oregano – Origanum vulgare and Sweet Marjoram - Origanum majorana are two different species with similar taste and appearance. They are both from the Mediterranean region. Oregano is a perennial here in the UK too and has a stronger flavour than marjoram which is grown as an annual. They both used on pizzas and in tomato based dishes. Oregano is mostly used in its dried form as the leaves are very small and have a strong flavour and has many different cultivars which are slightly vary in appearance. Oregano is often called wild marjoram and has pink or purple flowers which are also edible. To add to the confusion there is an other kind of marjoram Origanum onites – pot marjoram which is just like oregano. Sweet marjoram has a milder taste and larger leaves, better suited for fresh use

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