Epazote

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 epazote 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 epazote spice for the fresh herb, use one half the amount of fresh leaves called for. Mexican epazote herb is popular for bean dishes and is also found in moles and soups.

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