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The aromatic flavour profile enriches recipes, adding character and enjoyable nuances.

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The aromatic flavour profile is full-bodied, inviting and harmonious, and can accentuate the sensory qualities of other spices. It is an excellent all-round flavour enhancer. It can create an interesting and important retronasal olfactory sensation that accentuates the flavour and aroma of the dish.

Harmonious expression and concrete sensation. A true friend to healthy eating, because it adds flavour and nuance to dishes, allowing us to reduce the amount of salt we add during cooking. These herbs and spices are rich in organoleptic properties and can create aromas and flavours that are complex, unusual, multifaceted and enjoyable.

Our “Aromatic Flavour Profile” selection brings together herbs and spices that are mostly traditional ingredients in Italian cuisine and can provide pleasant nuances in our everyday dishes. Flavour, refinement, pleasure, colour…in a healthy natural way!

How best to extract the aroma?

Infusion in flavoured vegetable oils, butters or fat-based sauces.

Which spices can replace it?

What does it go well with?

Main aromatic compound

Eugenol, Carvacrol, Thymol

area of perception:

Aromatic herbs and spices can create aromas and flavours that are complex, unusual, multifaceted and enjoyable. They can create an interesting and important retronasal olfactory sensation that accentuates the flavour and aroma of the dish.

Mitigated by:

Spicy flavour profile

Balanced by:

Fresh flavour profile

Strengthened by:

Umami and savoury flavour profile

Pairs with:

Savoury, umami, fresh and spicy flavour profile



"Fresh, slightly spicy, tangy and aromatic."
Savory (Satureja hortensis) is an extremely common aromatic plant in Italy. It belongs to the Labiateae family, and it grows spontaneously around the Mediterranean. The leaves have a very pleasant aroma, similar to a blend of lemon and thyme. In the kitchen it is excellent for flavouring meat, fish and vegetables. Savory can also be used in infusions and herbal teas.


Savory is a herbaceous plant of the Lamiaceae family. This aromatic plant is mainly used in the kitchen.
The plant grows some 30-40 cm tall and about 15 cm across. It has an erect branched stem covered in a dense very dark green fur. The roots are extremely fibrous and fairly shallow. Flowers are pink or white, and grow on the tips of the stems. Multiplication is by sowing. Today savory is grown in domestic gardens and vegetable plots, mainly in the centre and south of Italy. It prefers very bright, sunny positions.


full-bodied and fresh, similar to mint and pepper


wild grassy and woody. Fresh


dark green

in the

Origin of the plant


Major producers

Central and western Europe (Hungary and Poland), western Asia


Botanical name

Satureja hortensis

Flowering period

July to September

Flower colour


Aromatic period


Part of the plant used


Don't waste it:

The bright green colours of herb plants make them perfect for creating original decorative objects which can not only embellish the home but also help to make it pleasantly scented. Use them to make table centrepieces, arrangements in jars, decorative soaps or candles. Don't waste the herbs and spices that have spent too long in the pantry; give them a new lease of life.

Typical <br>dishes:

Legume soups, chickpea salad, Barley and bean soup, Roast beef with herbs

Blends it appears in:

Khmeli-suneli, Herbes de Provence, Savory pesto


Savory's Latin name is Satureja, from the Greek sàtyros (satyr), because the Ancient Greeks attributed aphrodisiac properties to the plant. Even today it is still known as the satyr's herb, referring to the mythological half-man, half-goat with an insatiable sexual appetite. Indeed, according to legend, satyrs lived in meadows of savory, the implication being that the plant gave them their lusty impulses. During the reign of the Caesars, the Romans reportedly introduced savory to England, where it quickly became popular.

Fun facts:

In monastery gardens it was forbidden to grow savory, because it was thought to have aphrodisiac properties that could awaken the senses. For this reason, it was considered a potent love herb.


Where can I find it
on the shelf?

6th level
Right and left-hand sections

What formats
are available?

How do I
store it?

Savory should be stored at room temperature, in a cool dry place away from the light.

Does it contain

Savory is naturally gluten-free.


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