WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULAR AND MEXICAN OREGANO?
These two types of oregano share a name, but that’s about it. They are from different plant families and have different tastes and aroma.
Regular oregano is an Italian and Mediterranean spice with minty undertones. It matches perfectly with dishes from that region. You will commonly find it added to pasta sauces, grilled meats and pizza.
Mexican oregano has lemon and citrus flavours as well as some tones of liquorice. These flavours are a better fit with Mexican dishes. It is often found in chili and salsas because it pairs beautifully with spicy chile peppers.
Its intense peppery, grassy and earthy flavour compliments tacos, beans, burritos and heavy meats. While it can be eaten raw, it tastes much better in its dry form.