Bay Leaves for presevation
I needed more Bay Leaves because I was storing a variety of grains and wanted to add a bay leaf to many glass containers. I judged the leaves on the basis of their aroma, on the assumptions that the stronger the smell the more the critters would not want to live with my dried food. The smell was strong enough. What surprised me was that the leaves were small. I suppose it really makes no difference in the end, as the taste/smell is what counts.