Spices & Herbs

BAY LEAVES


DESCRIPTION


Bay Leaf are dried leaves or an evergreen shrub or more rarely a tree attaining a height of 15 to 20 mtrs. The aroma of the crushed leaves is delicate & fragrant and taste is aromatic and bitter. The size of the leaves is ranging from 2.5 to 7.5 cms in length and 1.6 to 2.5 cms in breadth.

Bay leaves are used as flavouring in soups, stews, meat, fish, sauces and in confectionaries. Both leaves and fruits possess aromatic, stimulant and narcotic properties. The essential oil from the leaves are also used as spice and food flavouring agent and has wider application in traditional medicines of different countries. The major functional properties are anti-microbial, anti-fungal, hypoglycaemic, anti-ulcerogenic etc.

H. S. Code : 09109990


GENERAL PARAMETERS
Parameters Value
Total ASH 4% Max.
Acid Insuluble ASH 0.50% Max.
Flavour Characteristics
Moisture 9% Max.

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