Epazote Seeds - (Chenopodium ambrosioides)

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SKU:
H1089
Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Type:
Annual/Short lived perennial
Days to Germination:
Can take up to 3 weeks
Plant Spacing:
12"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Epazote leaves - (Chenopodium ambrosioides)
  • Epazote plant and leaves - (Chenopodium ambrosioides)
  • Epazote plant and leaves - (Chenopodium ambrosioides)
  • Epazote plant and leaves - (Chenopodium ambrosioides)
  • Heirloom Epazote Seeds - (Chenopodium ambrosioides)
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Description

Epazote - The Magical Herb

This annual Mexican herb has a pungent aroma, spear-shaped, deeply toothed leaves and green flowers. It is also known as Wormseed, American Wormseed, Mexican Tea or Herba Sancti Mariae. 

Details

Epazote's (eh-pah-ZOH-teh) fragrance is strong and pungent. It has been compared to citrus, petroleum, savory, mint or camphor. We have nick-named it the "diesel leaf plant" in our garden. It smells pretty strong, but we have found that it does add a wonderful depth of flavor to a pot of beans!

With its strong taste and aroma, not everyone takes to it right away, but used as a spice, it adds a wonderful rustic layer of flavor to many Mexican and Latin American dishes, giving them an extra dimension of flavor that just can’t be replicated with any other herb – very similar to the “umami” flavors of fermented Asian ingredients.

Uses

Epazote leaves are used for their pungent flavor and aroma to season soup, corn, beans and shellfish in Mexico. It is used in beans to prevent flatulence. It is also brewed for "Jesuit Tea" but the herb's main use is to expel intestinal worms from humans and animals. Oil of chenopodium is derived from this plant.

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2 Reviews

  • 4
    Epazote

    Posted by Stephanie on Jun 16th 2019

    Seeds sprouted well and are growing. Plants aren't old enough to rate taste.

  • 5
    So MUCH!!

    Posted by V Biel, IL on Jul 2nd 2017

    This did so well in the garden I didnt know what to do with it, so I gave it out to every latino that I know. They said they have never seen such large leaved flavorful epazote before, and all wanted to know where I got it from.

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