Storage Tips: When shopping for fresh Marjoram, look for soft green leaves and avoid bunches with any blackened areas.
Marjoram is sensitive to the cold, so wrap it in paper towels and place in a clear plastic bag, then store it on the top shelf of the refrigerator
Usage Ideas: Marjoram works great in any meat dish, so try adding it to everything from sausage to lamb to beef, pork, or chicken.
The slightly sweet mild oregano flavor of Marjoram also pairs well with sautéed fish, stuffing, herb salad dressings and cream-based soups such as clam chowder.
Marjoram is commonly combined with oregano and thyme in seasoning blends and herb mixes such as poultry seasoning, so use these fresh herbs interchangeably to brighten up your favorite holiday dishes.
Fun Facts: Marjoram is a member of the mint family and is closely related to oregano (1)
Both Marjoram and oregano contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants of any herb (10)
Unlike other herbs, Marjoram does not pair well with sweet flavors, so it is often used solely in meat and poultry dishes (5)
Marjoram is most commonly found in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, specifically Egyptian foods (5)