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Marjoram is a member of the mint and oregano family and is known for its aroma and delicate flavor. Marjoram’s flavor is similar to oregano; however, it has more complicated flavor notes and is often described as sweeter and more delicate. In addition, Marjoram lacks oregano’s spicy undertones. Marjoram is best suited to lighter dishes, such as chicken or fish, but can easily be substituted for oregano in your recipes to discover which flavors your prefer.
In some Middle Eastern countries, marjoram is synonymous with oregano, and there the names sweet marjoram and knotted marjoram are used to distinguish it from other plants of the genus Origanum.