High Quality Organics sources bulk organic bay leaves direct from family farms. We have been sourcing organic ingredients since 1995 and pride ourselves on our level of quality, customization and expertise in organics. Learn more about our passion for organic ingredients on our blog.
Origin: India, Turkey
Aroma: Characteristic, fresh, savory
Flavor: Aromatic, slightly bitter
History: Bay leaves have been used to flavor dishes since the time of the Ancient Greeks. They also became popular in French cooking and across the Middle East.
Farming/ harvesting: When the organic bay leave plant grows, the more mature leaves at the bottom keep growing, so they are typically larger than the younger ones up top. Some farmers will cut the bottom ones first and wait until the newer leaves grow to a more desirable size for a later clipping.
Culinary applications: Our bulk organic bay leaves are commonly used in stews, soups, meat dishes, seafood, vegetable dishes, and sauces.
High Quality Organics (HQO) is the largest North American supplier of wholesale bulk non-gmo certified organic herbs and spices, botanicals, ancient grains, dehydrated vegetables and fruits, teas and more. Our services include custom cuts and blends, flavor formulation, organic transition, new product development and custom packaging, to name a few.