An herb in the mint family, it is particularly widely used in Turkish, Palestinian, Syrian, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American, and Italian cuisine. The dried herb is often more flavorful than the fresh. Oregano is often used in tomato sauces, fried vegetables, and grilled meat. Together with basil, it contributes much to the distinctive character of many Italian dishes.
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STORE: In a jar on your counter. Fill a jar with cool water, stick sprigs into it, and keep out of direct sunlight. Pick off leaves that will be submerged in water. When stored this way, your herbs should keep fresh for weeks.