In the regions of Aegean Sea, oregano has grown in the wild for thousands of years. Here, the plant, whose name is derived from the Greek, oros ganos (joy of the mountain), is grown among the rocks of the mountains. Oregano is strongly aromatic and somewhat bitter with a slight mint-like essence. Mediterranean Oregno is closely related to Marjoram and is similar in taste.
In Mediterranean Oregano is often partnered with Sweet Basil to make unbeatable combination found in pasta sauces, roasted vegetables, and most definitely with pizza. Works well in combination with basil, garlic, thyme, and parsley.