Bay leaf 75g

 

Origin 

The bay plant is native to the eastern Mediterranean area, it is one of the most popular condiments in Mediterranean cuisine. The bay leaf is obtained from a leafy tree, the leaves are collected at any time of the year and left to dry for consumption.

 

The use of the bay

The use of the bay is very wide, it is present in stews, soups, vegetables, meats, seafood, fish and legumes. It is also often used to prepare bechamel sauce, in this way it enhances its flavor.

To get the most out of this product, it must be hydrated to get all its properties and its aroma between sweet and spicy.

It combines perfectly with other spices such as thyme, oregano, basil or rosemary.

 

What benefits and/or properties does bay leaf have?

 

  • Digestive properties: Bay leaves contain essential oils that can help improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and alleviate stomach problems.
     
  • Natural antioxidants: Bay leaves are rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, contributing to cellular health and healthy aging.
     
  • Anti-inflammatory effect: Some compounds present in bay leaves have demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties.
     
  • Immune support: Bay leaves contain vitamin C, vitamin A, and minerals like zinc, which contribute to strengthening the immune system and help prevent diseases.
     
  • Antimicrobial potential: The essential oils present in bay leaves may have antimicrobial properties, helping to combat bacteria and fungi that can affect health.
     
  • Relaxing effect: The aroma of bay leaves can have a relaxing and calming effect, reducing stress and anxiety.
     
  • Blood sugar regulation: Some research suggests that consuming bay leaves can regulate blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes.
     
  • Cardiovascular benefits: It helps control blood pressure and heart rate thanks to the potassium it contains.

Recipes of Bay

Roast chicken with raisins and pine nuts

Galician style Octopus

Rice with bacon

Rice with Squid in its own ink

Tuna Pie

Meatballs with catalan seasoning mixture

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