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Erect stem, 1-3 feet, average
Popular with Mexican cooks, Epazote is used as a spice in many dishes. It is most prized for its gas-reducing qualities in bean-cookery.
A leaf or two of the fresh herb, or a teaspoon (to start) will impart a slight and distinctive flavor to a pot of beans.
We use a pinch of it in our animal feed to help prevent worms.
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