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Oregano (Origanum Vulgare)

A perennial herb, native to the Mediterranean regions, it's commonly used as a culinary herb, particularly in Italian tomato-based sauces.

There are many varieties - some even considering the term to refer to the general flavour of a variety of closely-related herbs, including marjoram; these all contain 'carvacrol' which is the prominent flavour. See 'Pizzaiola Sauce'

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