Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

With a more delicate flavour than oregano, there are several varieties of marjoram that all have slightly different essay-it – details bouquets when crushed and cooked, depending on the growing climate. Testament essay-it – details to its popularity is the long list of staple foods that contain marjoram, from pizzas to rich Italian ragu sauces.

Majoram’s thick growing bushes, floral aroma and delicate white and purple flowers also make it an attractive addition to any herb garden. In the UK it has become synonymous with stuffings and roasted meats, and its delicate, aromatic, citrus-like flavour complements many recipes.