Laurel Leaves

Bay laurel is an evergreen tree or shrub that belongs to the laurel family (Lauraceae). Normally, it can grow up to 2-5 meters (7 to 16 feet) in height but under very favorable conditions it has been know to reach up to 20 meters (66 feet).

Bay laurel is native the eastern Mediterranean and the east coast of the Black Sea. The plant has been cultivated for centuries and now grows wild throughout the Mediterranean.

Other Common Names as, Bay, bayleaf, bayleaf laurel, laurel, Grecian laurel, true laurel, sweet laurel, sweet bay, laurbær (Danish), Lor (German), laurier (French), yue gui (Chinese), lárvidarlauf (Icelandic).

BAY LEAFS (LAUREL LEAVES) QUALITIES:

Hand Pick Selection

Whole Leaves : Min: 95%
Slightly Damaged Leaves : Max: 5%
Broken Leaves : Max: 1%
Brown/Yellow Leaves, holes & spots : Max: 3%
Branch Stems : Max: 0,5%
Color : Natural Green
Packaging : 10kg -or- 15kg Boxes

Machine Selected Quality

Whole Leaves : min. 55%
Slightly damaged leaves : max 30%
(Slightly Damaged Leaves on 2/3 basis. Leaves are partly injured and they are whole with more than 2/3)
Broken Leaves : max. 5%
(Partial leaves, half leaves and broken leaves less then 2/3 basis)
Yellow or Brown leaves : max. 4%
Steams and branches : max. 3%
Small size leaves : max. %2
Moisture : max. 6-7%
Color : Green
Packaging: 10kg, 15kg Boxes -or- 50kg Pressed Gunny Bales

Semi Selected Quality

Whole Leaves : min. 45%
Slightly damaged leaves : max 40%
(Slightly Damaged Leaves on 2/3 basis. Leaves are partly injured and they are whole with more than 2/3)
Broken Leaves : max. 5%
(Partial leaves, half leaves and broken leaves less then 2/3 basis)
Yellow or Brown leaves : max. 5% :
Steams and branches : max. 4%
Small size leaves : max. %3
Moisture : max. 6-7%
Color : Green
Packaging: 50kg Pressed Gunny Bales

FAQ (Fair Average Quality)

Whole Leaves : Min: 30%
Slightly Damaged Leaves : Max: 50%
Broken Leaves : Max: 15%
Branch Stems : Max: 5%
Appearance : High Ratio Natural Green, Less Ratio Brown and Yellow
Packaging: 50kg Pressed Gunny Bales