French Tarragon

French Tarragon
French Tarragon
French Tarragon French Tarragon
SKU
100219 001
$6.60
Net Weight:
1 oz
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French Tarragon smells warm and sweet, grassy with licorice and mint, with an inviting, vanilla-like embrace at the end. At first taste it is pleasantly bitter, not spicy or peppery but mellow, and it almost melts into deep licorice notes. Echoes of mint, anise, and dill flit around the top of the palate, and it finishes in savory, earthy warmth. Our French Tarragon contains between 0.5% and 2.5% essential oil by weight. It should not be confused with Russian tarragon, which is significantly more bitter and lacks the interplay of flavors that French Tarragon delivers.

Taxonomically, tarragon is named Artemisia dracunculus, which reaches back into Greek mythology. In myth, Tarragon is the herb of Artemis. Known primarily as the Goddess of the Hunt, Artemis also administered healing. She gave tarragon—and a vast array of other herbs—to Chiron the centaur, who made medicines from them. The term dracunculus means snake-like or dragon-like. It refers either to the spindly nature of the plants’ stems, or to the way tarragon roots spread far from the stem and wind through loose soil. If not given sufficient room, tarragon plants will strangle themselves with their own roots. Tarragon’s sinuous form led the ancients to believe that it was a good herb for snake bites; this is folklorically entertaining but medically unsound.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Tarragon's earthy taste is often paired with lighter foods like chicken or seafood. French Tarragon should be added near the end of the cooking time. Use it in seasoned crab cakes and poulet a l'estragon, also known as tarragon chicken. It is an important ingredient in béarnaise sauce, and makes standout vinaigrettes. Make a warm potato salad with tarragon and grainy mustard. Spread on top of Brie or Camembert and drizzle with olive oil for a chic appetizer. Steep tarragon in white vinegar for homemade tarragon vinaigrette, which can be used to dress salads zucchini noodles. Culinary craft cocktailers can steep tarragon in vodka for an infused alcohol that makes a great herbal flavor base or can stand in for other liquors, like absinthe.

Tarragon is a light herb—there are 18 cups in each pound so please order accordingly.

Our French Tarragon is grown in France.

This product is certified kosher.

 

Hungry for more information?

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.3mg0%

Total Carbohydrate0.2g0%

Dietary Fiber0.0g0%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.1g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium5mg0%

Iron0mg1%

Potassium0mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.8 out of 5
20 total ratings.

Patricia L. (Verified buyer) 03/28/2022
Terrific Tarragon I love this dried tarragon. I put it in scrambled eggs and under turkey skin with butter while roasting. ,

Andrea S. (Verified buyer) 03/08/2022
Love Tarragon Love love cooking with this herb! Added it last year to my large collection and hubby said “what’s that”? He loves it now too.

Diane K. (Verified buyer) 01/28/2022
Wonderful! Love this to add when I need a little more depth of flavor. So fresh and fragrant.

mary i. (Verified buyer) 08/23/2021
Amazingly aromatic I do a lot of french cooking. That uses tarragon frequently. This smells so wonderful and makes my food taste so great!

Twylla B. (Verified buyer) 08/19/2021
Great smell! Great smell!

Marc M. (Verified buyer) 06/05/2021
Great as usual. Great as usual.

Joan R. (Verified buyer) 03/21/2021
Excellent quality This French Tarragon is amazing as an addition to any recipe requiring fresh Tarragon. I frequently use it in salads.

Rosemarie M. (Verified buyer) 07/02/2020
tarragon excellant taste. love all of these spices.

Lois H. (Verified buyer) 04/20/2020
French tarragon We love it with our eggs. It is one of our favorite spices

Kristine G. (Verified buyer) 06/11/2019
The French Tarragon was wonderful!!!!!! The French Tarragon was wonderful!!!!!!
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