These leaves come from curry tree (also know as sweet neem tree) and when fresh are extremely aromatic and a bright glossy green. They are known for their incredible unique fragrance. Use these dried curry leaves in your cooking when fresh leaves are not readily available.
These are whole dried curry leaves, which means they are not ground or powdered. However, they are dried leaves, so they may be cracked or broken in the package.
The fresh curry leaves are significantly stronger in aroma and taste compared to the dried leaves, which lose a lot of aroma during the drying process. We personally love curry leaves so much, that we want to provide these dry leaves on hand for the days when fresh leaves aren’t available or when you prefer a truly organic option (as leaves in the grocery store may not be organic).
Curry leaves sold in the grocery store are most likely not organic and may be sprayed with pesticide. We prefer fresh when available, but if using organic curry leaves is a priority, then these dried ones are a good option.