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May 26, 2014 09:44 AM


Looking for plants and/or fresh epazote. I haven't been to Burrito Mercado but I'll be heading there looking for some.
Anyone know about this great Mexican plant?

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  1. The had it last year at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Wonderful addition to Beans...The Marcado usually has it fresh.

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    1. re: ibew292

      I'd love to find a plant. It's great in carnitas too.

    2. and supposedly has the very nice benefit of helping to defuse the, er, intestinal side effects of bean dishes.

      1. You can buy seeds on They can take a week or two to sprout, but the plant is easy to grow. It's a weed. People have found it growing wild in some parts of the U.S.

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        1. re: emu48

          I bought one at Home Depot. I can believe it is a weed. I cannot get rid of it quick enough. A Honduran lady I know wanted me to bring her a rooted piece, which I did. She was very grateful. I have not cooked with it yet but plan to.

        2. I use fresh epazote in tortilla soup. Local Mexican markets often carry it. Surprisingly, I've been seeing it stocked at the Cub on 60th & Nicollet recently.

          1. I have gotten fresh epazote at cub on east lake street (By Target). In general they seem to have a good selection of Latino produce.