Tarragon is widely used in French cuisine – from its appearance in Bearnaise sauce to the commonly used herb medely known as “Fines Herbes”.
With it’s distinctive anise-like flavor, tarragon is primarily used as a flavoring for vinegar as well as pickles, relishes, prepared mustards, and sauces.
High in antioxidants, tarragon pairs nicely with fish, soups and stews, and is often used in tomato dishes.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=15,542
Selecting and Storing Tarragon
Look for fresh tarragon, with its narrow, pointed leaves in the summer and early fall. It is also available dried and in powder forms. Store dry tarragon in a cool, dark place for up to six months.