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Bay Leaves Whole



Bay Leaves – Whole

Bay Leaves (Laurus nobilis) are the leaves from the Bay Evergreen Tree that is commonly found in the Mediterranean region, though originally the tree was probably from Asia minor. They were used across the ancient world. In Greece and Rome the leaves were used to make Crowns of Laurel for athletes and poets. These leaves are used to add a tangy, earthy flavor to a recipe.

Bay has a bitter, spicy, strong and pungent flavor with a cooling undertone. When dried and crushed the leaves possess a powerful aroma that is sweet and a bit grassy, the fragrance is herbal, slightly floral, and somewhat similar to oregano and thyme.

It is often used by the French in Bouquet Garni and removed before serving. Bay Leaves are wonderful in soups, sauces and baked with potatoes or cooked with fish.

Bay Leaf is a staple ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine and are also found in many Armenian, Greek, North African and Turkish dishes. In Europe they are typically added to soups, stews, pickles and in fish and meat marinades. The Moroccans add the leaf to their pickled fish, stews and tagines. In Turkish cuisine they’re added to kebabs, fish casseroles and grilled fish.

We use Bay Leaf in our Bavarian Seasoning, which gives it an Earthy flavor to compliment traditional German cuisine.

We also have Ground Bay Leaves.

One or two leaves are typically enough flavoring for most dishes of six servings.

Contains: Bay Leaf

Additional information

Weight 0.250 oz
Dimensions 0.000000 × 0.000000 × 0.000000 in

0.20 oz, 0.1 oz, 0.5 oz, 1 oz, 0.2 oz 1/2 cup jar

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