When was the first time you tasted oregano? Shaken on a cheesy slice at your favorite pizza place? Or maybe in grandma’s famous spaghetti sauce? Our memories of this classic Italian seasoning are as authentic as the herb itself. Pure oregano has a leafy green appearance with an assertive, peppery bite. Achieving pure flavor in every bottle of oregano is a labor of love we’ve devoted ourselves to for over 125 years.
Our pursuit of pure oregano flavor starts at the source. We harvest the herb from the rich soil of the Mediterranean where it develops a more intense flavor and aroma. Our oregano is shipped in its original, whole-leaf form to maintain freshness. Open a bottle of our oregano and your senses are struck by the signature aroma that evokes memories of your best Italian dish.
Our commitment to quality continues at our headquarters in Maryland, where we perform numerous quality checks and tastings to ensure we are bottling oregano leaves in their purest form. Take a closer look at other oregano and you may notice sticks and stems mixed in with the leaves and a less vibrant green hue. But that’s not all. What you think is oregano may not be. Some other dried oregano may contain sumac, myrtle, olive leaves or other herbs. Our bottle says oregano, because that’s exactly what it is.
Preserving pure oregano flavor time and time again is not an easy task. But shortcuts just aren’t our style. Our personal relationships with herb growers allow us to consistently source the highest quality oregano. Cultivation takes place in highly-controlled facilities, where oregano is naturally dried and cleaned. Fillers are never added during processing, which translates into more flavorful oregano.
What does pure flavor look like? Oregano has a vibrant green color with large uniform leaves. It should be free of sticks, stems and other herbs such as sumac, myrtle and olive leaves. The taste and aroma of oregano intensifies when it is dried. Pure oregano has the robust, earthy flavors of pepper and mint. Our goal is simple. We want the authentic taste of oregano to shine through in every dish – and this can only be achieved with 100 percent pure flavor.