We get asked this question a lot. Unfortunately, because fresh herbs vary in size and weight and are sold by weight rather than a number of pieces, we’re not really able to give people an exact answer.
Here are some very, very rough estimates for some of the herbs we’re most commonly asked about. Most of them are based on the rough ratios offered by “The Book of Yields” (a book used by pro chefs to guesstimate how much of any particular ingredient they need to buy) rather than direct comparison with the products we sell.
|Herb||Per Lb Estimate|
|Fresh Cilantro||~5.7 bunches (~7.4 oz of leaves)|
|Fresh Lemon Thyme||(see thyme estimate)|
|Fresh Marjoram||~610 sprigs|
|Fresh Mint||~160 sprigs (~6.72 oz of leaves)|
|Fresh Rosemary||~45 six to eight inch sprigs|
|Fresh Sage||~9.6 oz of leaves|
|Fresh Thyme||~690 sprigs|