Farm Focus: Mexican Mint Marigold
Mexican Mint Marigold, also known as Spanish tarragon, is one of the tasty herbs grown here at Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm.
We love the hints of liquorish and anise this plant produces. The vibrant flowers are edible, and the leaves used as a flavor-filled alternative for tarragon.
This delicious delight was found in the mountains of Mexico and Guatemala, and has been documented in Mexico for allegedly being used by the Aztecs in ceremonies involving Tlaloc, their rain god.
We love that this plant is a perennial in south Florida, which means it grows year-round!
It is used in French culinary dishes, and pairing well with poultry or fish, Mexican Mint Marigold can be a fun way to spice up an egg. Dried or fresh, this plant makes an anise-sweet tea.