Longstanding concerns about certain isolated components of the spice tarragon have broadened into questions about the safety of even the leaves themselves.
For those scratching their heads over the significance of that red smudge, see my explanation of the comet tail test in Cancer, Interrupted: Garlic & Flavonoids.
This new tarragon finding reminds me a bit of the in vitro data raising questions about the safety of avocados (see Are Avocados Bad for You?) that thankfully appeared to not translate out into population studies (see my response to Any update on the scary in vitro avocado data? I’ll keep an eye out for new data, and post to the NutritionFacts.org Facebook page if I find anything. In the meanwhile, there are a bunch of other reasons to avoid canned fish:
- Amalgam Fillings vs. Canned Tuna
- Carcinogenic Putrescine
- Which Brand of Tuna Has the Most Mercury?
- The Effect of Canned Tuna on Future Wages
- Research into Reversing Aging