The Health Benefits of Epazote, the Quintessential Mexican Herb




- by Tara Miller

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The first time I tried epazote (pronounced eh-pah-ZOH-tay), I had no idea what it was. I had just asked for an order of chilaquiles, a Mexican breakfast dish of tortilla strips, cheese, eggs, and salsa. What I got was absolutely delicious, but it didn’t quite taste like chilaquiles that I was used to at other restaurants.

After asking the waiter, I figured it out the extreme flavor was produced by this tiny little plant-like herb that looked more like a wimpier cousin of the collard green. After that burst of flavor, I bought some myself and use it in so much of my diet.

Although the flavor of epazote is certainly something of an acquired taste, its health benefits are numerous. Read more »



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