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Naturally dried to preserve their flavor, the finest Bay Leaves have been
selected for the Ideal Dried Products range. Bay leaves are pungent
and have a sharp taste but when dried the fragrance is herbal
and slightly floral. Mostly used in Mediterranean and North
America cuisines in soups, meats, fish and vegetable dishes.



GENERAL INFORMATION:

Production Area:

The origins of Bay Leaves are mainly Mediterranean region. They are also grown at the coasts of Aegean, Black Sea, Marmara region.

Total Crop Size:

Turkey has an average crop size of 12.500 tones/year and Turkey is the biggest bay leaf exporter in the world with %95 of market share.

Production Period:

The harvest period of Bay leaf is between July and October. Drying period takes 10-15 days for the leaves.

Process Types:

Hand Select Calibrated, Hand Select Uncalibrated, Hand Semiselect Calibrated, Hand Semiselect Uncalibrated, Machine Semiselect, Standard, Fare Average Quantity (F.A.Q.).

PACKAGING:
In Bales (1 x Bale = 50 kgs Net):
- Quantity in 1 x 20’’ FCL: 8.000 kgs Net (160 bales)
- Quantity in 1 x 40’’ FCL: 16.000 kgs Net (320 bales)   

In Carton Boxes (1 x Carton Box = 20 kgs Net):
- Quantity in 1 x 20’’ FCL: 3.200 kgs kgs Net (160 cartons)
- Quantity in 1 x 40’’ FCL: 6.400 kgs kgs Net (320 cartons)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS HAND SELECT CALIBRATED HAND SELECT UNCALIBRATED HAND SEMI SEL. CALIBRATED HAND SEMI SEL. UNCALIBRATED MACHINE SEMI SELECT STANDARD SELECT F. A. Q.
PACKAGING Boxes Boxes Boxes Boxes Boxes Boxes or Bales Bales
Color Green Green Green Green Green Green Green
Aroma Pleasant, fragrant Pleasant, fragrant Pleasant, fragrant Pleasant, fragrant Pleasant, fragrant Pleasant, fragrant Pleasant, fragrant
Taste Aromatic and bitter Aromatic and bitter Aromatic and bitter Aromatic and bitter Aromatic and bitter Aromatic and bitter Aromatic and bitter
LEAF SIZE TOLERANCE LEVELS
4 - 7 cm 5% max smaller than 4 cm   5% max smaller than 4 cm        
  85% min beetween 4 cm and 7 cm   85% min beetween 4 cm and 7 cm        
  10% max bigger than 7 cm   10% max bigger than 7 cm        
5 - 8 cm 5% max smaller than 5 cm   5% max smaller than 5 cm        
  85% min beetween 5 cm and 8 cm   85% min beetween 5 cm and 8 cm        
  10% max bigger than 8 cm   10% max bigger than 8 cm        
7 - 10 cm 5% max smaller than 7 cm   5% max smaller than 7 cm        
  85% min beetween 7 cm and 10 cm   85% min beetween 7 cm and 10 cm        
  10% max bigger than 10 cm   10% max bigger than 10 cm        
5 - 10 cm 5% max smaller than 5 cm   5% max smaller than 5 cm        
  85% min beetween 5 cm and 10 cm   85% min beetween 5 cm and 10 cm        
  15% max bigger than 10 cm   10% max bigger than 10 cm        
LEAF ANALYSIS
Whole Leaves 96 % min 96 % min 93 % min 93 % min 92 % min 90 % min 85 % min
Broken Leaves 4 % max 4 % max 7 % max 7 % max 8 % max 10 % max 15 % max
Black Spot 4 % max 4 % max 5 % max 5 % max 6 % max 7 % max 8 % max
Brown Spot 6 % max 6 % max 12 % max 12 % max 15 % max 17 % max 19 % max
Insect Defiled 3,5 % max 3,5 % max 3,5 % max 3,5 % max 5 % max 5 % max 6 % max
Leaf With Holes 2,5 % max 2,5 % max 3,5 % max 3,5 % max 4 % max 5 % max 6 % max
Webbed Leaf 1 % max 1 % max 2 % max 2 % max 2,5 % max 2,5 % max 4,5 % max
Stems 0,5 % max 0,5 % max 0,9 % max 0,9 % max 2 % max 2 % max 3 % max
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
Moisture 9 % max 9 % max 9 % max 9 % max 9 % max 9 % max 9 % max
Volatile Oil 1 % min 1 % min 1 % min 1 % min 1 % min 1 % min 1 % min
Ash 5 % max 5 % max 5 % max 5 % max 5 % max 5 % max 5 % max
A.I.A. 1 % max 1 % max 1 % max 1 % max 1 % max 1 % max 1 % max
MACRO SANITARY
Whole Dead Insect max 2 by count per 10 max 2 by count per 10 max 2 by count per 10 max 2 by countper 10 max 2 by count per 10 max 2 by count per 10 max 2 by count per 10
  sub - samples sub - samples sub - samples sub - samples sub - samples sub - samples sub - samples
Excreta Mamalian max 2 mg / 454 gm max 2 mg / 454 gm max 2 mg / 454 gm max 2 mg / 454 gm max 2 mg / 454 gm max 2 mg / 454 gm max 2 mg / 454 gm
Extraneous Foreign Matter max 0.05 % by weight max 0.05 % by weight max 0.75 % by weight max 0.75 % by weight max 0.08 % by weight max 0.25 % by weight max 0.25 % by weight