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Herbs: What type of Oregano

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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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Middleburgh, NY

July 11, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7961126

Perhaps variegated Cuban Oregano, which isn't really oregano. Plectranthus.
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,
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. :-)
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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