Half Ounce of Fresh Bay Leaf that is Harvested & Shipped the Day of Your Order. It's also Known as Sweet Bay and Laurel. Fresh Bay Leaf is Simple to Use Just Double the Amount of Fresh Bay Leaf to the Amount of Dried Bay Leaf Called for in Your Recipe. Bay is Used in Soups, Sauces, Stews, Meats, Fish, Pickles, Bean and Grain Dishes. Native to Asia Minor and the Mediterranean area, Bay Trees are Cultivated in France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Yugoslavia, China, Israel, Turkey and Russia. Fresh Bay Leaf is Mild and will Develop it's Full Flavor Several Weeks After Picking and Drying. Bay Leaves Should Be Treated Like a Spice. Spices are More Harmoniously Than Herbs, Best Paired with Other Whole Spices and Cook Them in Moist Environments. Remember to Always Remove the Leaves Before Serving They're Sharp and Can Be Dangerous if Accidentally Swallowed.