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Epazote, Crushed

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0.5 oz - Bag ($1.95)  

0.6 oz - Jar ($2.74)  

1 lb ($20.88)  

Epazote is an herb native to Central & South America. Raw epazote has a strong smell which has been compared to mint, lemon, petroleum, & savory. The name epazote derives from the Nahuatl for "skunk sweat." The herb's Latin name is Chenopodium ambrosioides, referencing ambrosia, the food of the gods. Though epazote is served with black beans, it is a versatile ingredient.