Marjoram leaves were first utilized thousands of years ago as a way of masking unpleasant odors during large gatherings. Marjoram leaves are said to be a natural perfume and have been used as such for centuries. Marjoram is a pungent herb that adds flavor to many dishes. The sweet and delicate taste of marjoram leaves can be used to season chicken, lamb, or roast beef.
Origin: Mediterranean region, Egypt
Flavor profile: pungent, sweet
Used in: soups, stews, and sauces for poultry or meat dishes as well as other savory snacks such as pizza, pasta salad, and eggs benedict!
Health benefits: Marjoram leaves are associated with many health benefits, like reducing inflammation and even regulating blood sugar levels.