Bay Leaves - Information and Spice Variations

Bay leaves add depth of flavor to soups and sauces. There are two varieties available at The Spice House: Turkish and Californian. The California variety has a bright green color and a beautiful long leaf (making them great for craft work), with a strong, slightly astringent flavor. The Turkish bay leaves have a softer, more subtle flavor and are more commonly used in most cooking.

Dried bay leaves can last for a long time, but do eventually lose their flavor. Test yours by bending them slightly - they should have a bit of flexibility, and when you do break them, they should still have an aroma.

California Bay Leaves

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California Bay Leaves have a very strong, eucalyptus-like flavor. While most cooks prefer the more subtle flavor of Turkish bay leaves, the pungent …

Turkish Bay Leaves, Whole or Powdered

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The flavor of these Turkish bay leaves is far milder and more complex than that of domestic bay; it adds a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Only …

Turkish Bay Leaves, Whole, Organic

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The flavor of these Turkish bay leaves is far milder and more complex than that of domestic bay; it adds a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Only o…