Definition of epazote in English:


Syllabification: e·pa·zo·te
Pronunciation: /ˌepəˈzōtā


  • A pungent herb used in Latin-American cooking and for tea.
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    • A quesadilla is a ‘turnover’ made by folding a fresh tortilla in half around a simple filling such as cheese, epazote (a pungent herb), and pepper, or potatoes and chorizo, and deep-frying it.
    • While the beans soak, you can further reduce their gas-causing properties by adding either fresh or dried epazote, a Mexican herb, or kombu, a dried seaweed.
    • Herbs such as epazote (from Mexico), ginger or hing (asafoetida from India) are traditional ways to reduce gas from food.

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