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name for any plant of the genus Satureja, aromatic herbs and subshrubs of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family). Commonly cultivated as border ornamentals or potherbs are two species of the Mediterranean region and surrounding areas: summer savory (S. montana or S. hortensis) and winter, or spring, savory (S. acinos). Summer savory is the plant most frequently grown commercially and in herb gardens for its foliage, used as savory spice. The aromatic oil is extracted for flavoring processed foods, sausages, and catsup. Winter savory is sometimes used medicinally as an aromatic and carminative. Savory is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.

savory

[′sav·ə·rē]
(botany)
A herb of the mint family in the genus Satureia ; of the more than 100 species, only summer savory (S. hortensis) and winter savory (S. montana) are grown for flavoring purposes.

savory

1. any of numerous aromatic plants of the genus Satureja, esp S. montana (winter savory) and S. hortensis (summer savory), of the Mediterranean region, having narrow leaves and white, pink, or purple flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. the leaves of any of these plants, used as a potherb
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It is an activity that everyone can share in; breaking the bread, stirring, sampling, adding the sage or the summer savory (that in itself is an activity, the endless discussion about which should be used
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In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over medium heat, combine olive oil and summer savory.
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Planting summer savory with green beans improves their growth and flavor as well as deterring bean beetles.
Try to squeeze in lemon balm, tarragon, lovage, cumin, curry plant, borage, fennel, chervil, caraway and summer savory.
1 boned pork shoulder roast, 3 to 4 pounds 1 clove garlic, halved 1/2 teaspoon dry summer savory leaves Pepper 1 cup finely chopped tart apple 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup pitted dates, cut into pieces 6 dried figs, stem ends trimmed, coarsely chopped
Like the annual summer savory (Satureja hortensis), which is more delicate, it's also great for enhancing the flavour of runner, French and broad beans, as well as dried pulses.
butter or margarine 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced 1/2 teaspoon each dry rosemary, dry thyme leaves, rubbed sage, and dry summer savory 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 roasting chicken (5 to 6 lb.
Useful and attractive sub-shrubby herbs are hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) and summer savory (S hortensis).