This Oregano was grown wild on the mountaintops of Greece, and have a distinct aroma. A product of organic farming, this oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavor of its leaves, which can be more flavorful dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm, and slightly bitter taste. It is a tasty addition for flavoring Greek, Italian, or Mediterranean dishes and salads, or any other cuisine that calls for oregano.
From ancient to modern times, various legends have grown around this spicy plant. In ancient times, it was used as incense in houses to discourage demons. In the Middle Ages, the plant was considered a magic herb that could ward off witches and even the devil himself. Even in modern times, some believe that oregano strengthens the love of newly married husbands.
Known since ancient times as a remedy, oregano has only been used for 300-400 years as a spice. It is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. In Italy, Spain and Greece a lot of dishes are prepared with it. The aromatic, spicy, slightly sweet flavor is best pronounced when the oregano is cooked. It blends very well with the spices thyme and rosemary.