Bay leaves (Laurus nobilis from the Lauraceae
family) come from the bay laurel tree, native
to the Mediterranean. Whole leaves are used
to season meats, stews, soups and sauces,
and are typically removed before serving.
Bay leaves are also a component of bouquet
The bay tree is indigenous to Asia Minor,
from where it spread to the Mediterranean
and then to other countries with similar
climates. According to legend the Delphi
oracle chewed bay leaves, or sniffed the
smoke of burning leaves to promote her visionary
trances. Bay, or laurel, was famed in ancient
Greece and Rome. Emperors, heroes and poets
wore wreaths of laurel leaves.
Bay leaves are a popular culinary flavouring
in classic and contemporary cuisines, which
stimulates the appetite. A popular spice
used in pickling and marinating and to flavour
stews, stuffing's, and fish, bay leaves
are delicately fragrant but have a bitter
taste. It is an essential ingredient in
many classic sauces.
Plantation - fresh Spice
Route Bay Leaves
Spice Route Mace comes from our plantations
in Sikkim - India. Our Bay Leaves are carefully
handpicked and processed using a unique
post-harvest technique wherein its essential
oils, aroma, flavour and freshness are retained
for longer periods.
Spice Route Bay Leaves are available in
eco-friendly PET jars and flexible refill
pouches with zip-lock technology to ensure
that you get all the natural aroma, flavour
and freshness every time you buy.
Retail packs - 10g dispenser jars
Bulk quantities - as per your requirements