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The Pantry Quiz #16


Multiple choice

One of these things is not like the others. Which is the odd herb out, and why?

1. Italian oregano
2. Hi Ho Silver oregano
3. Mexican oregano
4. Greek oregano
5. Variegated golden marjoram


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have the odd-herb-out ingredient in your pantry.

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Silver oregano

Mexican Oregano is a different species, I have a small jar just for chili.

Hi ho silver? I've not heard of that before.

silver oregano(never heard of it)

I'm with Natashya. I've never heard of Hi Ho Silver Oregano, so no, I don't have any.

I don't know about Hi Ho Silver Oregano, but I am pretty sure that Mexican oregano is completely different. I do have it and love it in chili and Mexican flavored soups!

Mexican oregano is a member of the verbena family. All the others are oreganum.

I have oregano...I use it in Greek, Italian, Mexican...one works fine for me.

hmmmm - I am stumped on this one..."Variegated golden marjoram" seems too obvious. Definitely mexican and italian oregano exists - i suspect greek and italian are really the same? and Hi Ho Silver oregano is just one of those funny names that makes you think it doesn't exist but probably does...hmmmm

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