One of the oldest spices of the world, the bay leaf is processed to meet the highest standard of modern times.
Lauris nobilis : The bay leaf is a native of all countries around the Mediterranean. It grows as a large evergreen tree up to thirty feet high. The leaves were worn as wreaths by the poets and scholars of ancient times and our word "Baccalaureate" meaning "laurel berries" may be identified with those wreaths.
Bay leaves add a distinctive flavor to soups, casseroles, pickles and most seafood dishes.