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Parts used for Bay Leaf

Plant Description

Bay is an evergreen tree that normally grows to 10-30 feet tall. Its leaves are dark green and 2-4 inches long and symmetrical.

Bay flowers bloom in clusters and develop into dark blue berries.

When fresh, the leaves are dark green and shiny, and when dried they turn to matte olive colour.

Parts Used

Leaves

Preparation and storage

Fresh and dried leaves are used in cooking.

Crushed leaves are also used in condiments.

It should be stored in tight containers to safe the aroma and flavor of bay leaf.





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