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Origins of Mexican Oregano

How To Store Mexican oregano

If you're lucky enough to have a bountiful crop of Mexican oregano, you might be wondering how to best store it so that you can enjoy its flavor all year long. Here are four different ways to store:
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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Course How To
Cuisine Herbs
Servings 1
Calories 3 kcal



  • One option is to dry the herb by hanging it upside down in a dark, cool place. Once the oregano is completely dry, you can store it in an airtight container.
  • Another way to store is to freeze it. Simply chop the herb into small pieces and place it in a freezer-safe bag. Frozen oregano will retain its flavor profile for several months. To use the frozen herb, simply remove the leaves from the freezer and chop as needed. There is no need to thaw first.
  • You can also make a flavorful oregano oil by steeping the herb in olive oil for several weeks. Store the oil in a dark, cool place and use it as needed.
  • Finally, you can also preserve it by pickling it. This method will require some advance planning, but it's well worth the effort.


No matter which storage method you choose, be sure to keep your oregano away from light and heat, as both will cause the herb to lose its flavor.


Serving: 1gCalories: 3kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Dried Mexican Oregano, Dried Oregano, Mexican Oregano
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