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Bay leaf

Other names: bay leaves

The leaves from the Bay Laurel tree which are dried and used as a culinary flavoring. Bay leaves are used in soups and stews. The leaf is typically added whole and removed before the dish is served. The Bay tree is native to the Mediterranean.
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Substitute for bay leaf

1/4 tsp crushed bay leaf is equal to 1 whole bay leaf | substitute equal amounts of thyme

Equivalents

1 whole   =   1/8 to 1/4 tsp crushed or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp broken

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#2004)
Serving Size
1 tbsp, crumbled (1.8 grams)
Calories
6
Total Fat
0g
  Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
0mg
Potassium
10mg
Total Carbohydrates
1g
  Dietary Fiber
0g
  Sugars
0g
Protein
0g
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