Does Russian tarragon taste like French tarragon?
Russian tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides) is very closely related to French tarragon but has no flavor. The Russian species is larger, coarser, and has no culinary merit. It may simply be a genetic mutation of French tarragon, as an experience I once had suggests.
What is Russian tarragon good for?
Although Russian tarragon is not preferred for culinary use, it is eaten in Iran to stimulate appetite. It is also used as a digestive stimulant and to flush toxins from the body, for insomnia, to dull the taste of medicines, and to ease the pain of sores, cuts, and toothaches.
Is tarragon and French tarragon the same?
Tarragon and Cultivation There are two types of tarragon — Russian tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides) and French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa), both in the Asteraceae (daisy) family.
What flavour is Russian tarragon?
While Russian tarragon is much milder than Mexican and French tarragon, it’s less overpowering when used to accompany more delicately flavored ingredients. It does have a slightly bitter taste, however, and a hint of licorice.
Which is best French or Russian tarragon?
There are two types – French tarragon and Russian tarragon. French tarragon has the best, most superior flavour, whereas Russian tarragon is hardier, but has a poorer flavour and only really worth growing in climates too cold for French tarragon to thrive.
Which tarragon is best?
French tarragon is considered to be the best – its flavour is more subtle than the coarser Russian tarragon. Dried tarragon is also available.
What is French tarragon used for?
Tarragon, or Artemisia dracunculus L., is a perennial herb that comes from the sunflower family. It’s widely used for flavoring, fragrance and medicinal purposes ( 1 ). It has a subtle taste and pairs well with dishes like fish, beef, chicken, asparagus, eggs and soups.