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Bay Ground Powder Organic 40g

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Organic Ground Bay Powder Standard 40g £2.60


Bay Ground Powder Organic 40g

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Organic bay is one of the most sought after culinary herbs for flavouring soups, casseroles, stews, fish, meat, poultry and marinades. Steenbergs organic ground bay comes from organic bay leaves picked from the countryside around Izmir in Turkey, where the best organic bay leaves are still hand-picked, having soaked up the glorious summer heat of the Mediterranean.

While we have a couple of bay plants at home, I much prefer the taste of dried organic bay, since they have less bitterness as the drying process concentrates the active, aromatic camphorous aromas and flavours.  Bay trees are densely foliaged, evergreen trees that can grow up to 10m (33 ft) tall. The leaves are dark-green and shiny; they are oval in shape tapering to a sharp point. The bay leaves are 5 - 10cm (2 - 4 inches) long.

Fresh bay leaves have a pungent, warm aroma with fresh camphor notes and a lingering astringency. The flavour is also pungent, sharp, bitter and astringent. The dry leaves are lighter green and less shiny, and when broken have an even stronger aromas as the volatile oils have become more concentrated, while the bitterness evident in the fresh leaves has been toned down.  To find out more on bay leaf, try Wikipedia.

Bay leaves are classically used in flavouring long, slow-cooked dishes from casseroles and stews through to tomato dishes. They are great to flavour patés. The flavour of bay leaves is relatively strong, so one teaspoon of ground bay leaves stirred into a casserole, soup or stock is fine. My mum's classic beef casserole is a typical way of using organic bay leaves, and something I was brought up on. For more recipe ideas, try Steenbergs Recipes Section or the BBC.

Organic bay powder is part of Steenbergs extensive range of over 400 organic spices, peppers, herbs and flavoured sugars. They can be obtained from only a few of our retail stockists; for your local stockist click on "Where to see us", but better to call us on 01765 640 088 or email enquiries@steenbergs.co.uk.

Nutritional Info:

Values per 100g:
Energy 158kCal; 371kJ
Protein 6.8g
Carbohydrates 77.6g
Fat 3.7g

Values per 2g teaspoon:
Energy 3kCal; 7kJ
Protein 0.1g
Carbohydrates 1.6g
Fat 0.1g

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