Avocado Leaves

Avocado Leaves

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Avocado leaves are traditionally used throughout central Mexico in bean and mole applications, but their beautiful herbal and anise flavor makes them dynamic ingredients for salad dressings, teas, soups and stews. 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, depending on your flavor preference! Each avocado leaf averages 4-5 inches in length.

Avocado leaves are available à la carte or paired with our heirloom Oaxacan black beans.

Avocado Leaves Specs:

Package Dimensions: 2.5” d, 5.5” h

Quantity: 0.25oz/7.1g

PLEASE NOTE: Orders received by 2pm PT will ship within 2-3 business days, US holidays excluded and regardless of shipping method (i.e, FedEx Ground versus USPS Priority Express). For example, orders received on or before 2pm PT on Tuesday will ship by Friday; orders received after 2 pm PT on Tuesday will ship out by Friday or Monday. If you require expedited shipping, please email info@masienda.com. Thank you!

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Avocado Leaves, Frijol Kit (Avocado Leaves + 5lb Black Beans)

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    Delicious addition to our beans. Gracias

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    Highly aromatic, and lovely. They have already worked their magic on an outstanding batch of frijoles de la olla.

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