Epazote

Epazote (pronounced eh-pah-ZOH-teh) is an aromatic herb; both the fresh leaves and tender stems are used in cooking. The epazote plant is a leafy annual or short-lived perennial plant that can reach 4 feet in height. Its dark green, long, slender, jagged leaves end in a point. The flowers are green and very small; they produce thousands of tiny seeds. As an herb, it is suitable for gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo diets. The plant self-seeds easily and the seeds can also be used to season food. It is often used with beans to aid digestion.

The scientific name is dysphania ambrosioides and it is also known as wormseed, Jesuit’s tea, Mexican-tea,payqu (paico), and mastruz. The variety we have seems to go to seed at about 1 foot tall at most.

Hawaii Kai Auntie

Next Post

Island Distillers Open for Tastings in Hawaii Kai

Wed Sep 18 , 2019
Island Distillers has opened its facility behind Kaiser High School and offers vodka, okolehao and other alcoholic tastings from Wednesday through Sunday. Visit their website for more details.

About Me

Hawaii Kai Auntie

News from Hawaii Kai and East Oahu. My ❤ passions include kids, education, #rstats, technology and our environment. Casual strategy game player and DIY er.

Quick Links

Meta