Bay Leaf

Bay leaves are harvested from an aromatic evergreen tree and have been cultivated in the temperate zones around the Mediterreanean Sea for thousands of years. The leaf is usually oval in shape with a serrated or wrinkled edge and are from 2 to 4 inches in length. Bay leaf flourishes in many subtropic regions around the world. They are used fresh or dried most often to flavor meat soups and stews.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp crumbled, 1.8 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 6
  • Calories from fat:
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.35g
    • Fiber: .5g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: .14g
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Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Year round

Also Known As

  • Laurel Leaf
  • Sweet Bay Laurel Leaf
  • Grecian Laurel Leaf

Store in a sealed plastic bag. Fresh leaves can be refrigerated, however, dry leaves should be stored at room temperature. Bay leaves are used whole or sometimes shredded before use for maximum flavor benefit.

  • Bay Laurel

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