Tarragon goes well with fish, meat, soups and stews. It is often used in tomato and egg dishes and adds distinctive flavour to sauces. Tarragon has a slightly bittersweet flavour and an aroma similar to anise. It is widely used in classic French cooking, particularly as part of the “fine herbes” blend, in béarnaise sauce, as well as with chicken, fish, and vegetables. Since the leaves are so tender, they can be mixed in with other greens for salads or sprinkled over a finished dish much like parsley.
It’s a good source of Niacin, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.
Tarragon belongs to the Sunflower family. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground have been used to make medicine. Tarragon is known to have been used to treat digestion problems, poor appetite, water retention, and toothache; to start menstruation; and to promote sleep.
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