About This Plant

Laurus nobilis, commonly known as the Bay Laurel or Sweet Bay, has smooth and greyish-brown bark, with a subtle sheen. As the tree matures, the bark may develop slight fissures and become more textured. Laurus nobilis is typically a small to medium-sized tree, reaching an average height of 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters), and its overall form is often pyramidal or oval. The tree has a compact and dense crown, composed of aromatic, elliptical leaves that are dark green and glossy.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves the Bay Tree, are characterized by their elongated, lance-shaped structure with a glossy, dark green colour. They emit a distinct aromatic fragrance when crushed, contributing to their culinary significance.

Produce

Bay Laurel leaves are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine, often used to enhance the flavour of various dishes, especially soups, stews, and sauces.
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