Dried laurel, often called bay leaves, have oval shaped leaves and are dark green in colour. Laurel trees are evergreen trees that can be found in Mediterranean countries with Turkey and Georgia being the largest producers. It is a hardy shrub or small tree that grow either wild or cultivated and can reach up to almost 20 meters.
If eaten whole, laurel leaves have a pungent, sharp and bitter taste. Laurel leaves, either in whole or in ground form, are used to flavour sauces, soups and stews.
Laurel leaves are available in ground.