Epazote is native to southern Mexico, Central and South America. It typically grows as an annual or short lived perennial and reaches a height of 3 to 4 feet. The leaves are oblong in shape, 4 to 5 inches in length. Often used to flavor bean dishes, it is thought to have carminative properties (and reduces flatulence). Epazote has been widely used in medicines and medical research.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp, 0.8g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 0
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 0g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


Handling & Storage


Sporadically available year round

Also Known As

  • Goosefoot
  • Jerusalem oak
  • Lamb\'s quarters
  • Mexican tea
  • Wormseed
  • Stinkweed

Store around 40°F and keep dry.

  • Dysphania ambrosioides


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