Ours is harvested just before the flowers bloom, when the flavor and aroma is at its peak. Oregano is said to have a ‘balsamic’ flavor; a combination of mint , thyme, and rosemary. The taste is strong and somewhat bitter. Oregano is a good source of iron, manganese, vitamin K, fiber and calcium. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and compounds which have strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Phytonutrients in Oregano give the herb four times more antioxidant power than blueberries. For the best health benefits, Oregano is often brewed into a tea. Pair with cured olives, sheep’s milk cheeses, tomatoes, pork, lamb, potatoes, pasta and rices. It is an ideal aromatic for meat stews and can compliment olive oil sauces for grilled and baked fish. Keep cool and dry until ready to use.