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Organic Bay Leaves

  • Organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO
  • Nut-Free

Organic Bay Leaves


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All about Bay Leaves


Our organic bay leaves have a slow, bold and spicy aroma with bittersweet flavor that brings back memories of hot summer nights.

Country of Origin
Food Complements
Beef, Lamb, Beans, Chicken, Fish, Lentils, Potatoes, Soups, Tomatoes, Pasta
Flavor Complements
allspice, fennel, garlic, lemon, marjoram, oregano, parsley, sage, thyme
To maximize freshness, store in a dark, cool dry place. Flavor deteriorates with exposure to light, heat, air, humidity and time.
Bay Leaves arrive in air-tight plastic bags.

Cajun & Creole - An essential flavoring ingredient in most Creole soups and stews.

European - Often found in French cuisine, bay leaves are used in recipes for soups, stews, sauces, as well as in roasted and baked dishes.

Mediterranean - Bay leaves are a staple ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, typically added to soups, stews, pickles and fish and meat marinades.

Spanish - Bay leaves can be found in meat and fish stews, soups and other Spanish dishes.

In these Recipes

1 whole bay leaf = 1/8 to 1/4 tsp crushed bay leaf

1 whole bay leaf = 1/4 to 1/2 tsp broken bay leaf

Health Benefits

Balances blood sugar and retards weight gain; sedative; may help reduce high blood pressure

Product Testing

In response to concerns over food safety, many in the spice industry are taking measures to provide you with the information you seek. While testing has always been conducted, certificates of analysis (COAs) are now accompanying most products through the supply chain. COAs identify country of origin, certifications, best by dates, and information on product testing.

As of August 2022, Smith & Truslow spice jar labels have “best by” dates (as opposed to “packaged on” dates), and include lot numbers that correspond to the COA for the enclosed spice or herb. If you would like to review the COA for the lot we are currently selling, or for one that you have already purchased, please send an email to: Be sure to indicate 1) the spice name, and 2) the lot number, and we’ll respond with a PDF of the COA, as is available.

Heavy Metals

Organic Bay Leaves, test results for current lot# HBAYL-142M

Results Specification*
Lead   0.299 ppm < 5 ppm
Arsenic   0.107 ppm < 2 ppm
Cadmium   0.0437 ppm < 2 ppm
Mercury <0.0292 ppm < 1 ppm
Combined <0.4789 ppm < 10 ppm
*FDA 2021 spec except for cadmium – not currently FDA regulated.


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