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ingridg
Saint Augustine, FL

July 10, 2010
12:39 PM

Post #7957791

Does anyone know what type of oregano this is? Smell wonderful, but I can't remember the type.

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herbalbetty
Middleburgh, NY

July 11, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7961126

Perhaps variegated Cuban Oregano, which isn't really oregano. Plectranthus.
ingridg
Saint Augustine, FL

July 12, 2010
9:39 AM

Post #7962558

I googled Cuban Oregano images and it sure looks like it. Do you know if you can you eat it like regular oregano? thanks,
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 12, 2010
8:27 PM

Post #7964036

I've heard it's edible (not sure if it's on the GRAS list or not -- "generally recognized as safe"), but I don't find it tasty, and it's definitely not a substitute for "regular" oregano in cooking. I'd grow it for its looks and its scent. :-)
herbalbetty
Middleburgh, NY

July 14, 2010
4:56 AM

Post #7967168

Cuban Oregano is also known as Indian Borage, Spanish Thyme and other names. It is used a bit in Puerto Rican cooking. Use with a light hand though.

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