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 Bérnaise 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.