Avocado leaves are traditionally used throughout central Mexico in bean and mole applications, but their beautiful herbal and anise flavor makes them dynamic ingredients. Add them whole to beans, rice or anything else cooking in liquid, or grind them into a powder to mix into sauces and rubs. A member of the Laurel family (which also includes bay leaves and cinnamon), this particular variety of avocado leaf is grown in the tropical climes of coastal Oaxaca. While commercially available at local markets in Mexico, avocado leaves are cultivated far more often for home consumption than large-scale distribution. These leaves are hand harvested and sundried by the Cruz family in Santiago Cuixtla, Oaxaca. We recommend lightly toasting the leaves in a pan before enjoying. For bean preparation, we recommend about 2 toasted avocado leaves per one pound of beans. Each jar should be enough for cooking anywhere between 5-10 lbs of beans.
Package Dimensions: 2.5” d, 5.5” h Quantity: 0.25oz/7.1g