Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon, also known as dragon wort, estragon or dragon herb, is a popular culinary herb which is rich in phytonutrients. South Australia has the perfect conditions to consistently grow healthy, disease-free herbs which are full of flavor. Fresh Please herbs are available in convenient travel trays or bunches. Our travel trays ensure freshness of produce and minimal handling to ensure absolute quality.

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Tarragon is a low shrub which is native to Asia and has a flat, narrow, glossy-green leaf.

There are two main types of tarragon: French and Russian, with Australians generally preferring the French variety for its delicate, balanced flavor. Russian tarragon can be harsh-tasting and is significantly less aromatic.


Culinary Uses

TTarragon is one of the 4 fines herbes used in French cooking, and is particularly suitable for chicken, fish and egg dishes, with tarragon the main flavoring component of a Béarnaise sauce. Fresh, lightly bruised sprigs of tarragon may also be steeped in vinegar to produce a tarragon vinegarette. As heat diminishes its flavor, tarragon is always added toward the end of the cooking process, or uses as a garnish.


Selecting the best produce

The freshest, highest quality herbs, will appear as though they have just been picked with plump looking leaves.  Look for produce which has healthy stems with no signs of yellowing or wilting.


Storing

0 degrees celcius at 90-100% relative humidity.


Harvesting & Packaging

South Australia’s warm and temperate climate ensures year round production of quality basil. Fresh Please basil is only cut by hand before being expertly tied into 200g bunches or pre packed in our Fresh Please ‘travel friendly’ pre-packs.  Pre-packs are available in a range of sizes from 20g upwards dependant on your requirements.


Availability

Available all year round. 


Recipes

Roasted Eggplant With Apple, Leek And Pomegranate
Roasted Eggplant With Apple, Leek And Pomegranate

Easy to prepare, healthy and delicious with some of our best seasonal fruits and vegetables available.

Nutrition

Tarragon is a very rich source of vitamin-C, vitamin-A and B-complex vitamins, as well as being a good source for minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and zinc. 

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A is important for good vision, a healthy immune system, and promoting cell growth.  Vitamin A is also linked to assisting in the skins ability to repel bacteria and viruses as well as being recognized as being essential to overall eye health vision and may slow declining retinal function. 

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants boost your immune system, and may protect against cancer, heart disease, cataracts and infection. Vitamin C also helps with the absorption of iron and zinc found in other foods.

IRON

Iron is an essential mineral with several important roles in the body. For example, it helps to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. 

MANGANESE

Manganese assists our bodies in bone production, skin integrity and blood sugar control as well as providing protection against free radical damage. 


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