About Greek Oregano

More than just a tasty pizza topping, Oregano has been used for centuries by European cuisiniers to animate their dishes and remedy their ailments. Acclaimed for its unique taste, oregano is derived from the Greek origanon or “acrid herb,” which etymologically combines the Greek words for “mountain” and “delight in” to properly describe the plant’s delectable and hilly origins. Recognized by its aromatic scent, many have attributed recovery from stomach pains, respiratory problems and sore throats to the fragrant herb, and routinely use it as an antiseptic. However, its true calling lies in the kitchen, where its hallmark flavor transforms dishes as its flavor evolves.