Posted: 11/09/2017 at 15:07
If they are the leaves of Laurus nobilis they are barely 'edible' because they stay tough when cooked, that's why people take them out. But you can buy them in small pieces and they stay in.
Confusion arises because this plant is sometimes called Bay Laurel, goodness knows why. There is also a plant known as Cherry Laurel, which is poisonous. Just make sure you've got the right plant.