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Tarragon - Herbs

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

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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.

Culinary Uses

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.tarragon

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

Nutritional Elements

Units

100 grams

1 teaspoon, leaves

1 tablespoon of leaves

1 teaspoon, ground

1 tablespoon, ground

Energy, Calories

kcals

295

2

5

5

14

Protein

g

22.77

0.14

0.41

0.36

1.09

Carbohydrates

g

50.22

0.30

0.90

0.80

2.41

Fiber, Dietary

g

7.4

0.0

0.1

0.1

0.4

Total Fat

g

1.881

0.011

0.034

0.030

0.090

Saturated Fat

g

0.474

0.003

0.009

0.008

0.023

Monounsaturated Fat

g

3.698

0.022

0.067

0.059

0.178

Polyunsaturated Fat

g

0

0

0

0

0

Cholesterol

mg

 

 

 

 

 

Minerals, Vitamins

 

 

Calcium

mg

1139

7

21

18

55

Iron

mg

32.30

0.19

0.58

0.52

1.55

Magnesium

mg

347

2

6

6

17

Phosphorus

mg

313

2

6

5

15

Potassium

mg

3020

18

54

48

145

Sodium

mg

62

0

1

1

3

Zinc

mg

3.90

0.02

0.07

0.06

0.19

Vitamin C

mg

50.0

0.3

0.9

0.8

2.4

Thiamin

mg

0.251

0.002

0.005

0.004

0.012

Riboflavin

mg

1.339

0.008

0.024

0.021

0.064

Niacin

mg

8.950

0.054

0.161

0.143

0.430

Vitamin B-6

mg

2.410

0.014

0.043

0.039

0.116

Folate, DFE

g

274

2

5

4

13

Vitamin B-12

g

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Vitamin A

IU

4200

25

76

67

202

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