Epazote is a unique culinary herb that cannot be replaced by any other herb. It is often referred to having both an acquired aroma and taste. Its green jagged leaves emit aromas of petroleum and citrus while its flavor is pungent, lemony with a sharp finish that increases with age.
Used traditionally in Mexican and Latin American cuisine, Epazote may be used in sauces, soups and as a fresh green. Pair Epazote with tomatillo, tomato, onions, fresh chile, meat, poultry and seafood. Use sparingly as Epazote has a distinctly strong flavor. To store, keep dry and refrigerate.