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A most noble leaf.

Bay Leaves
(Umbellularia californica)
Bay Leaf, Whole Leafs

An essential ingredient in Mediterranean dishes, bay leaves add a sharp, warm flavor to soups, sauces and marinades. They release their flavor slowly, so add them early in the cooking process. And be sure to remove them before serving.

We source our Spice Islands® bay leaves from California, known for strong bay leaves with a more concentrated aroma and potent flavor. They’re so potent, in fact, that we recommend using 1/3 of a leaf in recipes that call for a whole leaf.

The long, tapered leaves are handpicked and carefully dried to ensure they remain unbroken.

Fun Facts: Ancient Greeks and Romans used crowns of bay leaves to symbolize great accomplishment, awarding them to kings, Olympians and war heroes.

Our Bay Leaves are only bay leaves. Spice Islands® spices and herbs don’t contain added sugar, fillers or other ingredients so you get the most authentic flavor every time.

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