The International Herb Association has selected savory as the 2015 Herb of the Year.
Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) adds a touch of peppery spice to beans, eggs, meats, salads, marinades, and stuffings. Savory leaves are tasty both fresh or dried.
Savory is an ingredient in Herbes de Provence combined with oregano, rosemary, and thyme. This delicious herb blend seasons fish, meat, and vegetables.
Winter savory (Satureja montana), including Nana dwarf winter savory has a stronger aroma and sharper flavor than summer savory. Its aromatic scent repels harmful insects and pests and its little flowers attract bees and other pollinators.
Winter savory is a perennial that is easy to grow, and is a companion plant for most other herbs.
Winter savory is thought to be a tonic to the digestive tract and an antiseptic.