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Oregano (Mexican) Powder

Oregano (Mexican) Powder

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Mexican oregano is not quite as pungent as Greek oregano and has a mild lemony-anise undertone in flavor.

Using the powdered herb make it easy to add the distinctive flavor of Mexican oregano to your favorite Latin American and Tex-Mex dishes. You can also combine it with cracked pepper, sea salt and other ground herbs and spices to rub on meats before roasting or grilling.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound5
plant part usedaerial parts

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in an airtight container away from direct light, heat and humidity.
appearance & aromaLight green powder with a mild, pine-like aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in soaps, lotions, creams and other topical formulations.
culinaryUse to season soups, stews, braised and roasted foods. May also be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

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mexican oregano

Adds a rosemary-like flavor to foods.

formulas & recipes

mexican oregano

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what else you should know

mexican oregano

Mexican oregano isn’t a “true” oregano member of the mint family, but belongs to the verbena group instead. In addition, although it shares similar aromatic and flavor qualities with oregano (Origanum vulgare), the herb has a flavor profile that is closer to rosemary with a hint of citrus.

Also known as scented matgrass and redbrush lippia, the botanical name for this plant is taken from the Latin words gravis and oleo, meaning "heavy" and "scented,” respectively. Mexican oregano is native to Central America and the American southwest, where it is used to lend flavor to bean dishes, soups, enchiladas and quesadillas, sometimes as a substitute for epazote.

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