Cooking with Epazote - Knowledgebase Question

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


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Answer from NGA
January 17, 1998

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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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