Sunday, October 26, 2014

A to Z Challenge - T is for Tarragon

T is for Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

This perennial herb is used to flavor Mediterranean cooking.  Tarragon is a prime ingredient in B√©rnaise Sauce and a favorite French herb mixture, fines herbes.  The fresh leaves are more potent than dried.

Tarragon has been used in various traditional medicines for stimulating the appetite and as a remedy for indigestion and hiccups.  It is a very rich source of C, A and the B-complex vitamins, and is an excellent source of calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and zinc.

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