Slight variations in color and size are possible as these are a nature-derived product and exact copies are rarely present in nature. We are a cosmetic grade facility. This botanical is not a food grade product.
While I note the other types/cuts of oregano are more expensive (not sure why), I have purchased this twice and am very happy with it. Better than the brands in the store, and definitely more cost-effective if you use a lot of it, which we do, for both our cooking and to add to our chicken's feed.