The market’s interest in aromatic plants is growing dramatically, in particular for oregano, one of the most popular, which is traditionally used for many food preparations. Yet, great confusion about the correct taxonomic classification of oregano still remains due to the many species marketed under this name. Most species, collected or cultivated to produce oregano, are characterised by a composition of essential oils rich in carvacrol, the component to which the characteristic taste and aroma of this spice is attributable. This work reports on studies focused on the morphological, chemical, and agronomic traits of some clones obtained from wild populations in different environments of southern Italy.

AGRONOMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF OREGANO (ORIGANUM VULGARE SSP.) BIOTYPES

DE MASTRO, Giuseppe;RUTA C;
2004

Abstract

The market’s interest in aromatic plants is growing dramatically, in particular for oregano, one of the most popular, which is traditionally used for many food preparations. Yet, great confusion about the correct taxonomic classification of oregano still remains due to the many species marketed under this name. Most species, collected or cultivated to produce oregano, are characterised by a composition of essential oils rich in carvacrol, the component to which the characteristic taste and aroma of this spice is attributable. This work reports on studies focused on the morphological, chemical, and agronomic traits of some clones obtained from wild populations in different environments of southern Italy.
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