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About marjoram

Marjoram is a Mediterranean herb that belongs to the mint family. It's part of the Origanum genus that has about 40 different species, most of which are types of oregano. Though it's often confused for oregano, marjoram is its own distinct herb.

Marjoram has small, fuzzy, oval-shaped leaves that grow in small clusters. Though it's native to the Mediterranean, western Asia, and North Africa, marjoram is now grown in the United States in zone 9 and above. In these warmer climates, marjoram is a perennial herb. In northern zones, marjoram is often grown as an annual that dies off in the cold winter months. Marjoram likes warm temperatures, full sunlight, and well-drained soil.

Marjoram has a bright, citrusy taste with floral and woody notes. Some find that marjoram reminds them of sweet pine. The taste is similar to oregano and thyme, though it's stronger and may have a bitter aftertaste. Once you get acquainted with marjoram, you'll find that there are many ways you can incorporate this herb into your meals.

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FAQs About Marjoram

Yes, you can use either dried or fresh marjoram for your recipes. While fresh marjoram has a stronger flavor, it's possible to get a similar effect with a dried herb. If a recipe calls for fresh marjoram, you should use one teaspoon of dried marjoram in place of each tablespoon of fresh marjoram.

Ground marjoram can typically last for three to four years when stored in the pantry. It's best to keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Use a tight-fitting lid to preserve the freshness of herbs like marjoram. Marjoram doesn't spoil over time, but it does lose its flavor and potency. Beyond the best by date, marjoram won't have the same impact on your dishes.

You can tell whether marjoram is still good by crushing it in your hand and smelling it. If the marjoram doesn't have a strong odor, it will no longer have a satisfying flavor.

If you can't find marjoram in a pinch and need an effective substitute, oregano is a good choice. The flavor is very similar, though oregano is more savory and marjoram is sweeter. If you're using oregano in place of marjoram in a recipe, cut the amount in half. Sweet basil, sage, summer savory, and thyme are other acceptable substitutes.

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