Oregano, a fragrant and flavorful herb prized for its robust taste and aromatic qualities, is a staple ingredient in Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. Belonging to the Lamiaceae family, oregano plants are perennial herbs characterized by their woody stems, small oval leaves, and clusters of tiny white or purple flowers. Native to the Mediterranean region, oregano thrives in warm, sunny climates with well-drained soil and is often cultivated in home gardens and herb beds. With its pungent, slightly bitter flavor profile, oregano adds depth to a variety of dishes, including pizzas, pasta sauces, marinades, and salads. Whether used fresh or dried, oregano enhances the savory character of many culinary creations, making it a beloved and versatile herb in kitchens around the world.

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