These Turkish Bay Leaves are the one and only authentic bay leaf from the Bay Laurel plant. Others, like the California and Indian "bay leaves" are actually from other plants.
The flavor of these bay leaves adds a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Only one or two are needed to enhance a whole roast, chicken, pot of soup or stew. Essential to making fantastic stock.
Dried bay leaves should be kept in an air tight container away from direct sunlight.
Ancient myths say that Apollo pursued the uninterested nymph Daphne until the gods granted her protection by turning her into a bay tree. At the Temple of Delphi, which is dedicated to Apollo, the priestesses would eat bay leaves before divining the future. Even the roof of the temple was thatched bay leaves which not only served as a sunscreen, but protection from lightning, disease, and evil spirits.
59 ml - sold in resealable, air tight, rice paper bags.