Bay Leaf is derived from a small tree native to the Mediterranean region. The leaf is smooth, dry, and lustrous with a pungent and a sharp, bitter taste. Its fragrance is more noticeable than its taste.
Dried bay leaves have a slightly herbal and floral fragrance. These leaves are nutrient-rich and offer a healthy dose of vitamins A, C, magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, and iron.