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Bay Leaf Whole

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(Whole) Available in 1 OZ.

Description: Bay Leaves, also called Laurel Leaf or Bay Laurel, are from the Bay Laurel tree, a member of the Lauraceae family. It is a pyramidal, evergreen, broadleaf shrub with leaves that are stiff, spicy, and fragrant. Breaking the leaf of this aromatic herb produces a pungent aroma. The two main varieties of bay leaf are Turkish (oval leaves) and Californian (long narrow leaves).  Turkish bay leaves are considered to have a more subtle flavor than the California variety.

Origin: Turkey Other

Names: Baie, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Grecian Laurel, Indian Bay, Laurier d'Apollon, Roman Laurel, Sweet Bay, Sweet Laurel

Part Used: Leaf

Culinary Uses: Bay is one of the few herbs that doesn't lose flavor during a lengthy cooking process, and is often added early. Bay are used in soups, stews, sauces, pickles, meat and vegetable dishes, bean and grain dishes, and marinades. Bay Leaves should always be removed before food is served. To make a tea, steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried Bay Leaves in 1 cup of boiling water.

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