TARRAGON HERB HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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HEALTH BENEFITS

This exquisite herb is rich in numerous health benefiting phyto-nutrients that are indispensable for optimum health.

The main essential oils in tarragon are estragole (methyl chavicol), cineol, ocimene and phellandrene.

Traditionally, tarragon has been employed as a traditional remedy to stimulate appetite and alleviate anorexic symptoms.

Scientific studies suggest that poly-phenolic compounds in this herb help lower blood-sugar levels.

Fresh tarragon herb is one of the highest antioxidant value food sources among the common herbs. Its total measured ORAC (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value is 15,542 trolex equivalents (TE) per 100 g.

Laboratory studies on tarragon extract shows certain compounds in them inhibit platelet activation, preventing platelet aggregation and adhesion to the blood vessel wall. It, thus, helps prevent clot formation inside tiny blood vessels of heart and brain protecting from heart attack, and stroke.

The herb is very rich source of vitamins such as vitamin-C, vitamin-A as well as B-complex group of vitamins such as folates, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, etc., that function as antioxidant as well as co-factors for enzymes in the metabolism.

Tarragon is a notably excellent source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and zinc. Manganese is utilized by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for cellular respiration (co-factors for cytochrome-oxidase enzyme) and blood cell production.

Nutritional value

Nutritional value:  100 g

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

% RDA

Energy

295 Kcal

15%

Carbohydrates

50.22 g

38%

Protein

22.77 g

40%

Total Fat

7.24 g

24%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

7.4 g

19%

VITAMINS

Folates

274 µg

68.5%

Niacin

8.950 mg

56%

Pyridoxine

2.410 mg

185%

Riboflavin

1.339 mg

103%

Thiamin

0.251 mg

21%

Vitamin A

4200 IU

140%

Vitamin C

50.0 mg

83%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

62 mg

4%

Potassium

3020 mg

64%

MINERALS

Calcium

1139 mg

114%

Copper

0.677 mg

75%

Iron

32.30 mg

403%

Magnesium

347 mg

87%

Manganese

7.967 mg

346%

Zinc

3.90 mg

35%

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