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The Spice Lab USDA Organic Spices - French Jar

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    • Dried bay leaves add a delicate, woodsy taste that enlivens and balances the flavors in a dish.
    • USE: One of the most popular cooking spices, the aromatic bay leaf is not eaten, but used to infuse dishes with a subtle depth. It is perfect in slow-cooked dishes like soups, stews and braises. Use them for extra flavor in stocks or sauces, or add them to meaty French casseroles, Mediterranean couscous, or savory Italian risotto. Leave the bay leaf whole during cooking and remove before eating.
    • HEALTH: Bay leaves are rich with antioxidants and contain Vitamin A, minerals and dietary fibers. The bay has been long used in traditional folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory. Early scientific research now suggests bay leaves help lower blood sugar and benefit those with cardiovascular diseases.
    • QUALITY: 100% USDA certified organic, these high quality bay leaves are pesticide-free, non-GMO, kosher, and gluten-free. Fresh bay leaves are intense and bitter, so these dried leaves are the best cooking choice.
    • VALUES: The Spice Lab is a woman-owned, family-run company with a commitment to its community. We source the highest quality spices, hire a diverse workforce, and cultivate a friendly and supportive work environment and brand.

    Originally from the Mediterranean, bay leaves are the fragrant leaves of an evergreen shrub in the Laurel family. Bay leaves have been used in cooking and traditional medicine for 1000 years, all over the world. Grown in Turkey, The Spice Labs dried organic bay leaves will add a delicate, herbal flavor and depth to your dishes.


  • Coq au Vin
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Slow-Cooked Spicy Citrus Mojo Pork


    Add bay leaves at the beginning of your cooking, as they will release more flavor into your dish the longer they simmer. For this reason, bay leaves are perfectly paired with slow-cooked dishes, such as pot roast, seafood stews, hearty chili, savory vegetable soups, and beans cooked from dry.

    No time for slow cooking?

  • For quicker uses, add a bay leaf to your water for mashed potatoes or rice.
  • Top a baking sheet of fresh asparagus or carrots with a couple bay leaves before roasting them.
  • Toss a bay leaf into your bechamel sauce for moussaka, gratins or lasagna.

    Check out traditional Caribbean, French or Greek recipes for more inspiration.

    Remember, fresh bay leaves have a very strong methanol taste that can overpower the other flavors in a dish. Therefore, dried bay leaves are preferred in most recipes. Whole bay leaves are not edible, so remove them before enjoying your delicious creations.

  • USDA organic certification
  • All naturally farmed
  • Pathogen free
  • Kosher
  • Vegan
  • SQF Certified

    Packaged in the USA. All our products are packaged in our HACCP Certified Manufacturing Facility in Pompano Beach, Florida.