- Culinary Herbs & Spices
- ~300 Glossy Epazote seeds, Dysphania ambrosioides, USDA Organic
~300 Glossy Epazote seeds, Dysphania ambrosioides, USDA Organic
Epazote has been used for centuries in Mexican cooking for nearly 9,000 years, as well as in traditional Texas cooking and cowboy cooking on the range, growing wild all over the Americas, as far north as Texas. Epazote is often used with all beans to flavor and to reduce gas. Its pungent flavor and odor are hard to describe, but is unmistakable and somewhat intoxicating. Epazote is high in vitamins and minerals. Good companion plant to repel bugs in the garden. Used by the Maya, Inca and Aztecs throughout the Americas throughout history to the present.
One gram has thousands of tiny seeds. High germination rates and self-seeding.
The essential oil of epazote is toxic and can be fatal in huge doses.