Epazote has a distinctively sharp, herbal flavor, reminiscent of oregano and fennel with minty, pine notes. It is commonly found in Mexican cooking, where it’s a popular pairing with beans, since it can reduce their tendency to cause flatulence.


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Although fresh epazote is preferred, it can be difficult to find, causing many people to turn to our dried epazote herb. When substituting dry herb for fresh, use one half the amount of fresh leaves called for. Epazote is popular for bean dishes and is also found in moles and soups.

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