Edible parts of Oregano: Leaves - raw or cooked as a potherb. Oregano is an important flavouring herb in Mediterranean cookery, and is often used dried rather than fresh. The leaves are used as a flavouring for salad dressings, vegetables and legumes, and are frequently included in strongly flavoured dishes with chillies, garlic, onions etc.What are the most common uses for oregano?
Oregano's warm, aromatic flavor works well with many foods (not just Italian). Try adding it to your salad dressings, vegetables, or eggs, for starters. Beyond this, one of the best uses for oregano in your cooking is adding it to meat prior to cooking, which may help reduce the toxic compounds created during the cooking process.Is ground oregano the same as dried oregano?
Ground oregano is a type of spice that is made by drying oregano herbs and grinding them into powder. Oregano leaves are not ground as finely. The more finely ground the stronger the flavor. 1/4 tsp ground oregano = 1 tsp dried oregano leaves = 2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano.