Tarragon - Herbs
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Tarragon - Culinary Uses, Herbal Medicine Uses, Herbal Household Uses
Tarragon can be chewed to sweeten the breath but the offset is a dulling of the sense of taste. The leaf of the Tarragon has been used as an infusion for treating digestive upset and as a general tonic.
Common culinary uses for Tarragon include several sauces such as tartar sauce and hollandaise sauce.
Tarragon is also a popular seasoning for fish recipes, egg recipes and adds pizzazz to Mayo - yes, even light, low fat Mayo.
French & Russian Varieties of Tarragon
Two basic varieties of Tarragon are French Tarragon and Russian Tarragon.
The French variety is more sensitive to cold weather; the Russian variety tolerates both cold and hot climates far better but the trade-off is a pronounced course infliction with the flavor enhanced over time when populated in the same location.
Nutrition Facts for Tarragon
One teaspoon of Tarragon leaves contains 2 calories, 7 mg of calcium, 18 mg of potassium, 25 IU of Vitamin A and 0.3 mg of Vitamin C.
One Tablespoon of Tarragon leaves contains 5 calories, 21 mg of calcium, 54 mg of potassium, 76 IU of Vitamin A and 00.9 mg of Vitamin C and 1 mg Phytosterol. A daily diet rich in Phytosterols may reduce serum cholesterol.
One teaspoon of ground Tarragon leaves contains 5 calories, 18 mg of calcium, 48 mg of potassium, 67 IU of Vitamin A and 0.8 mg of Vitamin C and 1 Phytosterol. And again - a daily diet rich in Phytosterols may reduce serum cholesterol.
One Tablespoon of ground Tarragon leaves contains 14 calories, 55 mg of calcium, 145 mg of potassium, 202 IU of Vitamin A and 2.4 mg of Vitamin C and 4 mg of Phytosterol. And yet again - a daily diet rich in Phytosterols may reduce serum cholesterol.
Nutrition Facts, Calories for Tarragon, Dried
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