The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves. Tarragon is cultivated worlwide but the largest volumes of oil come from the eastern regions of Europe. The principal constituent is estragole/ methyl chavicol at around 70%.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period n/a
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, anise, spice, woody, basil
Common Applications anise, liquorice, spice
Appearance Pale Yellow to Yellow
Optical Rotation +0.50 to +6.50
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.5040 - 1.5200
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.914 - 0.959
Flash Point ℃ 70°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.