Oregano is well known as the "Pizza herb" and is widely used in Mexican and Italian cookery. Oregano is a dried herb with a distinctive, pungent and earthy flavor. This pungent flavor is composed of earthy, green, hay and minty notes. Use it in Italian-inspired dishes like pasta, pizza and tomato sauces or to flavor vegetables and meats for grilling.
Both fresh and dried material can be used. The dried herb is also used in many other processed foods such as alcoholic beverages, meat and meat products, condiments and relishes.