Epazote has long slender serrated leaves which make working with it easy. It is commonly used to treat stomach discomfort and bloating. Epazote’s use does not stop here. It is very popular in Mexican and Guatemalan cuisine where it can be added to stews, sauces, and meat dishes. Epazote has a distinct flavor with notes of oregano, mint, and lemon. It is a balance, too much epazote may become overwhelming. For a more subtle flavor, cook epazote leaves longer.

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