Marjoram - Originating in the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Western Asia, Marjoram is a perennial herb.
It was viewed as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans. It is thought to have been brought to the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Marjoram was not used very much in the United States until after World War 2. It comes from the same herb as oregano.
It can be used to garnish soups, salads, and meats.
Marjoram smells sweet, and floral. Tasting milder than oregano and sweeter than thyme, it is sharp, and a bit bitter tasting.
Also known as: Origanum majorana - مردقوش