Cooking with Epazote - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by cwotwo3
January 17, 1998
How mature does epazote have to be to be effective against flatulence and how do you use it?

Answer from NGA
January 17, 1998
Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides) is an annual plant with mild-tasting green leaves that are used in traditional Mexican bean dishes to prevent gas. Generally a few fresh leaves are cooked with the beans. Alternately, the leaves can be dried and then added to the pot when the beans are cooking.

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