Tarragon: How to Use, Cook & Store

Tarragon is an intensely aromatic herb with a subtle aniseed flavor.

Known as the king of herbs by the French, tarragon has been used traditionally to sooth sore gums.

According to current research, tarragon can also be used to calm a stress-induced stomach upset, improve digestion, and reduce free-radical damage.1,2

Tarragon also possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties.2

How to Use, Cook & Store Tarragon

Taste: bittersweet, peppery, subtle hints of aniseed and vanilla

Pairs well with: Chicken, fish; also goes well with egg, cheese.

Great in: Salads, stuffings, omelets, béarnaise sauce, French cooking.

Get the most out of this herb: Add the herb at the end of cooking – exposing it to heat for too long brings out its bitter flavor and destroys several of its nutrients.

2 sources

  1. Tu, Z., Moss-Pierce, T., Ford, P., & Jiang, T. A. (2013). Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) Extract Regulates Glucose and Lipid Metabolism by Activating AMPK and PPAR Pathways in HepG2 Cells. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 61(11), 2803-2810.
  2. Goldberg, B. (2013). Alternative medicine: the definitive guide. L. Trivieri, & J. W. Anderson (Eds.). Random House Digital, Inc.

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