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Ideas for using Flavour Master Bay Leaf in the kitchen
Flavour Master Bay leaves can be used in the following ways:
- Use as a garnish and add to soups, stews, casseroles and sauces.
- Use when pickling.
- Add to boiling water when cooking seafood.
- Use as part of a marinade for meat and fish.
- Use in conjunction with milk when preparing homemade rice puddings.
Vitamin and mineral content of Flavour Master Bay Leaf
Although bay leaves are only used a few at a time and are not actually consumed themselves, they still provide a number of vitamins and minerals to a dish through cooking.
Bay leaves are a good source of Vitamins A and C and also contain significant amounts of iron and manganese in particular, as well as smaller amounts of calcium, potassium and magnesium
Health benefits of Flavour Master Bay Leaf
In ancient times bay leaves were used medicinally for ailments of the liver, kidney and stomach and were thought to alleviate wasp and bee stings.
Bay Leaves are still used by herbalists to treat illnesses and complaints. Bay Leaves are used curatively today:
- A cloth soaked in boiled bay leaves in water, which is placed on the chest can relieve chest infections, flu, coughs and bronchitis.
- Massage bay leaf essential oil onto affected areas to relieve sprains, swellings, backache and arthritic and rheumatic pains.
- An infusion of bay leaves will promote sweating, which will help clear up flu and feverish symptoms.
- Bay leaves settle the stomach and help to treat digestive disorders.
- They are useful for proper digestion and can reduce flatulence.
- They can help to breakdown and digest certain food types such as proteins.
- A bay leaf rinse can help to treat dandruff.