Avocado Leaves | Burlap & Barrel x Masienda
We are thrilled to launch this limited-run sourcing collaboration with our friends at Burlap & Barrel, made possible by partner grower, Don Atanacio. These single-origin avocado leaves may be purchased either à la carte or paired with our single-origin heirloom black beans from Oaxaca and Zacatecas.
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. We recommend lightly toasting the leaves in a pan before enjoying. Pro Tip: For bean preparation, our partner grower Don Atanacio recommends about 5 toasted avocado leaves per one pound of beans.
A Masienda kindred spirit, Burlap & Barrel is a new kind of spice company. They work with partner farmers around the world who grow the most beautiful spice varietals and import them directly, which means you get the freshest, most flavorful spices anywhere. Like Masienda’s heirloom corn and companion ingredients, all of B&B’s spices are single origin, which highlights their unique terroir and the particular techniques of the farmers who grow them. For more information on Burlap & Barrel, learn more here.
Avocado Leaves Specs:
Package Dimensions: 8″ x 3.5″ x 3″
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