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The savory, the aromatic herb with many benefits

Originating from Crete, let yourself be surprised by the peppery and powerful aromas of savory. This aromatic herb is ideal for enhancing your grilled dishes, marinades, or even your vegetables. Savory is a treasure trove of flavor full of mystery, that will enchant your palate.


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How to use savory in cooking?

Savory will quickly sublimate your dishes and delight the taste buds of your guests.

Some suggestions for using savory

In its dehydrated form, Exotic Earth savory is an aromatic herb that is easily used in many ways to enhance your everyday dishes. Indeed, on grilled dishes or in a marinade, savory reveals all its aromas and delicately perfumes meats and fish.

It adds zest to vegetables and legumes, and pairs perfectly with starches. In your sauces and vinaigrettes, savory will bring an original touch full of flavors. Sprinkled on goat cheese, savory reveals its powerful and fresh aromas, and will enchant your taste buds.

Here are our recipe ideas for using savory:

  • - Pork tenderloin with savory: add 1 teaspoon of savory in the sauce then after cooking, pour the sauce over the tenderloin and serve;
  • - Savory vegetable stir-fry: before serving, add 1 teaspoon of savory to your vegetable stir-fry then mix, and serve;
  • - Savory vinaigrette: add ½ teaspoon of savory to your vinaigrette then mix.

The powerful and peppery notes of savory

Savory is an aromatic herb that is quite underused compared to its neighbors like thyme, basil, or oregano. Its peppery and spicy aromas bring an undeniable power and characterfully perfume the dishes it accompanies.

Both simple to use and surprising since it is quite unknown, savory proves to be an essential to have in your kitchen! Discover other Exotic Earth products transported by sail through the Eole program:

  • - Organic chopped thyme;
  • - Bahia black pepper;
  • - Organic chopped rosemary.
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  • Focus on the botany of savory

    Botanical origin of savory

    Originating from Crete, the botanical name of savory is Satureja thymbra. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family, just like basil, lavender, or rosemary. Savory includes many species, all of which thrive in a Mediterranean climate. Savory from Crete is the most fragrant species.

    How does savory grow?

    Savory from Crete mainly grows in the Mediterranean scrublands and forests. It is easy to cultivate and also thrives at altitudes of up to 1000 meters. Savory from Crete is a perennial plant, measuring between 25 and 50 cm, whose leaves emit a powerful and enchanting fragrance.

    Savory and its origins

    While the use of savory is not very common today, this aromatic herb was highly appreciated in the past. Indeed, savory has been commonly used since antiquity for its exceptional flavor. It was notably used as a condiment since its spicy and spicy aromas allowed to season food.

    Due to a shortage of pepper, savory was also used as a condiment during the Second World War. Moreover, its botanical name satureja comes from a Latin word meaning satyr because this plant was considered aphrodisiac. It is because of this belief that savory was forbidden in monasteries and was qualified as "devil's herb" during the Middle Ages. Subsequently, savory was widely used for its medicinal virtues. It was notably added to arquebusade water in the 16th century to accelerate the healing of the wounded.

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    Price/kg 64
    Allergen Absence
    Native country CRÈTE
    Genus and botanical species Satureja thymbra
    Ingredients dried savory
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