Simply Organic, Bay Leaf, 0.14 oz (4 g)
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- USDA Organic
- Certified Organic by QAI
Bay leaf is an evergreen related to camphor and sassafras trees. It's also known as sweet bay and laurel. Enjoy its sweet, balsamic scent and bitter/spicy bite in gravies and grain dishes, with beans and meats, and in cooking blends like bouquet garni.
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Add one or two leaves are adequate flavoring for most dishes of six servings--add to water when stewing chicken or poaching fish, or while cooking soups, stews, or gravies. Bay leaf should be added early on, because it takes a while for its flavor to permeate the food. And be sure to remove the leaves before serving; they're sharp and can be dangerous if accidentally swallowed.
Bay perks up tomato sauces, pickles, meats, fish, and bean and grain dishes. It's a key ingredient in French and Mediterranean dishes, including French bouillabaisse and bouquet garni. Many cooks add several bay leaves to containers of stored grains and beans to repel grain beetles, and some homemakers add them to boxes of stored clothing to repel moths. Crafters sometimes use the leaves in potpourris and wreaths.
Storage: If your bay leaves have turned grey, it's because they've lost their chlorophyll during storage. Replace them with fresh leaves, and store the new batch in airtight containers, away from light.
Organic bay leaf
iHerb Customer Reviews
Love love these bay leafs! Aroma is soooo strong! Never had before like this. Also I love packaging - looks very beautiful.
Willing to buy again next time
Posted by Springfever on Oct 19, 2015
love this, used for tomato based food and others. Very good and willing to buy another one after use the current one.
Posted by 5245947092019172317 on Dec 28, 2014
The favor is not so strong indeed.
Posted by Reviewer2255839 on May 26, 2014
Good, nice that it is organic but a bit expensive for what you get.
Posted by NaturallyMisha on May 23, 2014
I love simply organic spices. More affordable than the grocery store, get more product, organic and it packs punch.