Tarragon leaves

Michael Steele

Origin

Tarragon, unlike many other herbs, was not used by ancient cultures. It was mentioned briefly in medieval writings as a medicine, It did not come into common use until the 16th century in England. It was brought to the United States in the early 19th century.

Botanical information

we use the leaves of the tarragon plant there are two types russian and french

Common culinary uses

Tarragon is commonly known as a flavoring for vinegar and is used in pickles, relishes, prepared mustards, and sauces. Tarragon also goes well with fish, meat, soups and stews, and is often used in tomato and egg dishes. tarragon is usually dried

Health benefits

Tarragon has been used as a traditional remedy to stimulate appetite and alleviate anorexic symptoms. Scientific studies suggest that poly-phenolic compounds in this herb help lower blood-glucose levels.

Interesting facts

best paired with leafy greens
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