Mexican Oregano- wild dried herb
Mexican oregano is an aromatic plant traditionally harvested from wild populations by rural communities.
Mexican Oregano gives a strong and Sharpe, peppery flavour it is a wonderful, aromatic herb that is different from the Mediterranean oregano that we are all familiar with here in the UK.
Mexican oregano has a stronger flavour and so goes well with the spices used in Mexican cooking.
Mexican oregano is a relative of lemon verbena. Also, native to Mexico, it also grows in Central and South America and is sometimes referred to as Puerto Rican oregano. Although this herb shares the basic pungent flavour of Mediterranean oregano, it also has notes of citrus and mild liquorice. Used fresh or dry, Mexican oregano pairs very well with chilli peppers, cumin, and paprika. Add it to Latin American dishes, Tex-Mex chilli, & salsa.