- Member of Laurel family.
- Native to Asia minor, cultivation of the Bay Leaf spread through the Mediterranean and areas with similar warm climates.
- In terms of culinary applications, the Bay Leaf is quite versatile when used for food seasonings. The warm scent becomes quite noticeable when the leaf is broken, releasing its fragrant oils.
- Flavor is slightly bitter and highly aromatic.
- In herbal medicine, they are used topically in salves, essential oils, or as poultices.
Most commonly added to pasta sauces, soups, and other recipes, to add flavor while cooking, which are subsequently removed from dishes before serving. Also used in pickling.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place in an airtight container.
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