Savory is a popular herb known for its unique flavor and aroma. It is widely used in the food industry as a seasoning in various dishes, including soups, stews, sauces, and marinades. This technical guide is designed to help buyers of savory raw materials understand the key aspects of sourcing and procuring savory in bulk quantities.
Synonyms: Savory is also known as Summer Savory or Winter Savory. Other common names include Garden Savory, Mountain Savory, and Creeping Savory.
Botanical Names: The botanical names for savory are Satureja hortensis for Summer Savory and Satureja montana for Winter Savory. Both species belong to the Lamiaceae family.
Growing Locations: Savory is native to the Mediterranean region but is now grown in many parts of the world. The major growing regions for savory include Europe, North Africa, and Asia. In Europe, countries such as France, Hungary, and Spain are major producers of savory. In North Africa, savory is grown in Morocco and Tunisia. In Asia, countries such as Turkey and Iran are significant producers of savory.