Bay is a product which separates PureSpice from other spice companies. U.S. spice companies have switched to an American Bay Laurel, which has a prettier, slimmer leaf and is easier to bottle. However, it has a marked phenolic odor and little flavor. Pure Spice buys genuine Turkish bay which is fragrantly sweet with a lemon clove like taste. To obtain that deep rich flavor found in European food, our bay leaves are a must.Bay is used in soups, stews, pickles, seafood, pot roasts, game , and in when cooking vegetables. The flavor is strengthened with the length of cooking time.