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Spices, Bay Leaves

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About This Food

Description

Bay leaves come from the sweet bay or laurel tree, known botanically as Laurus nobilis.

The elliptical leaves of both trees are green, glossy, and grow up to 3 inches long. Bay leaves are grown in the Mediterranean region and are a staple in American kitchens. The leaves also flavor classic French dishes such as bouillabaise and bouillon.

Bay leaves are pungent and have a sharp, bitter taste.

Selecting & Storing

Store dried bay leaves in a cool, dark, dry place. If choosing fresh bay leave, select those with good color and a clean, fresh scent and avoid any brown spots or wilted leaves. To keep fresh, refrigerate in a plastic bag filled with air and securely closed. Store in the vegetable crisper section of the refrigerator.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)spices

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Calories: 6

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.17 g
Saturated Fat
0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.03 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.05 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
21 g
ALA
21 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.5 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.97 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0.53 g
Protein
0.15 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
123.7 IU
2%
Vitamin C
0.93 mg
2%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.03 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
3.6 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.04 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.01 mg
1%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
16.68 mg
2%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.86 mg
5%
Magnesium
2.4 mg
1%
Manganese
0.16 mg
8%
Phosphorous
2.26 mg
0%
Potassium
10.58 mg
0%
Selenium
0.06 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.46 mg
0%
Zinc
0.07 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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