Tarragon Cut & Sifted

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French tarragon, also known as Little Dragon, is a member of the aster family and a common kitchen garden perennial in temperate zones.

The herb is a component of the fines herbes combination of herbs that is featured in French cuisine. Tarragon is also the star ingredient in Béarnaise sauce. Alone or in combination with other herbs, tarragon is often used to make herbal vinegar.

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approximate cups to one pound15
originunited states
active compoundsCoumarins, Flavonoids, Tannins, Volatile oil
plant part usedaerial parts
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaGrassy with a slight anise-like aroma.


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culinaryUse as seasoning for eggs, soups, sauces, vegetables, fish, chicken, salad dressings and herbal vinegars.

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cut & sifted

Bright with a hint of licorice flavor.

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what else you should know

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Artemisia dracunculus, also known as French tarragon, is an herb in the wormwood family that is native to central Siberia, Russia and some parts of Asia. The species name refers to the plant’s extensive root system, which resembles a network of sprawling serpents or dragons.

As you might expect, French tarragon is widely used in French cuisine. The herb is an ingredient in the classic fines herbes seasoning blend and is featured in Béarnaise sauce. In eastern Europe, tarragon is used to flavor Hungarian chicken soup and a rolled yeast bread called potica.

Pair tarragon with champagne vinegar and olive oil to make a vinaigrette to drizzle over salads or roasted vegetables. Tarragon also lends flavor to herbal vinegars, butters and cheese spreads.

Safety: Tarragon is potentially toxic. Don't use it if you are pregnant. Do not take large doses and do not take longer than 4 weeks continuously. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.