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Product: Fresh Epasote Wormseed  

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There is approximately 4 oz wt. per bunch.

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While buying the Epasote – Epazote – Wormseed herb, look for fresh, small, young tender leaves as mature leaves can be pungent and strong scented. Avoid large, flower stems with yellow or wilted leaves. Once at home, store unwashed in the refrigerator as other greens, wrapped in a dampened towel.

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  • Vegan, Gluten free, All Natural
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  • Product of Mexico

Packing Details

Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. Vacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen, limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi, and preventing the evaporation of volatile components. 

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Description


FRESH EPASOTE WORMSEED 

Epasote or epazote is a popular Central American herb employed by native Mexicans since antiquity. Its strong, musky flavor gives a unique taste to Mexican and other Latin American cuisines. While its young shoots and tender leaves used like leafy greens in soups; its mature, pungent leaves added in small quantities as digestive and carminatives in bean, fish, and corn dishes.

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Its strong, musky flavor

Epasote Leaf is one of easy growing annual herb. It prefers well-draining, sandy soil and full sunlight to flourish. The herb grows generously in the fields, along with the roadside as a weedy invasive plant. It reaches about 60 to 100 cm in height featuring small pointed leaves with serrated margins. Tiny yellow-green flowers appear in clusters as in amaranth which develop subsequently into numerous tiny black seeds.


Health benefits of Epasote

Epasote Leaf has largely been viewed as a medicinal herb rather than a culinary plant. In general, its leaves used in the cooking to counter indigestion and flatulence effects of beans, high-fiber and protein food. Nonetheless, the herb has its own intrinsic phytonutrients which when consumed optimally would contribute towards overall wellness.

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  • The herb is very low in calories. 100 grams of leaves carry just contain 32 calories. Its plain leaves provide a good amount of fiber, 3.8 g per 100 g.
  • Its leaves compose of many monoterpene compounds such as ascaridole (60-80%), ascaridole, p-cymene, limonene, and terpinene. Ascaridole is toxic to several intestinal worms like roundworm, hookworms, pinworm, etc. Native Mayans drank its infusion regularly to keep off from worm infestation.
  • The herb parts, especially young leaves are an excellent source of folic acid, provide 215 µg or 54% of daily recommended values. Folic acid takes part in the DNA synthesis and cell division. Caution note: Expectant mothers, however, should avoid epazote greens in their diet since it causes uterine cramps and possible risk of termination of pregnancy.
  • Epasote has small amounts of vitamin A and some flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene. Together, they act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and in various disease processes.
  • The herb has a good amount of minerals like calcium (27% of RDA), manganese, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, and selenium. Manganese is used by the body as a cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
  • It has small but adequate levels of other B-complex vitamins, particularly pyridoxine and riboflavin. These vitamins function as cofactors in the enzymatic metabolism of the body.

Selection and storage

Epazote is available year-round in the stores specializing Latin American herbs. One may also find dried leaves in the spice stores.

While buying the herb, look for fresh, small, young tender leaves as mature leaves can be pungent and strong scented. Avoid large, flower stems with yellow or wilted leaves. Once at home, store unwashed in the refrigerator as other greens, wrapped in a dampened towel.

Medicinal uses of epazote herb

  • Epazote leaf has been found in the traditional medicines in many Central and South American cultures. Its infusion is a popular household remedy for helminthic infestation. Usually, half to one cup of a leaf decoction is given each morning before eating for three consecutive days as treatment.
  • The herb is an excellent remedy for stomach and intestinal ailments like indigestion, cramps, and ulcers.
  • Its decoction has been found to have some anti-diabetic properties. Further, certain trial studies suggest it hold hope for some liver cirrhosis and cancers.
  • The herb parts should not be included in the nursing and pregnant mothers for its possible toxic effects.

Preparation and serving methods:

Epazote has a strong pungent flavor with a hint of petroleum and mint smell dominating. Its leaves, fresh or dried, and young shoots are being used as a seasoning in the dishes in Mexican, Chilean and other South American regions.

To prepare: wash the leaves in cold water as in other greens and herbs. Few leaves or 1-2 sprigs are just enough to flavor the whole food. It is particularly added to the traditional black-bean recipes to improve digestion.

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Safety profile

Epazote leaf (wormseed) should be used in small quantities. Its seed oil rather contains a large concentration of ascaridole and other monoterpenes. When taken internally, these chemicals in the oil may cause extensive damage to liver, kidney, cause rhythm disturbances in the heart and nervous systems. For the same reason, wormseed oil is banned by IFRA (International fragrance association) for both external and internal use of its products. 

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Wash the leaves in Coldwater

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Mushroom and Epasote Soup



Packing Details

Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. Vacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen, limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi, and preventing the evaporation of volatile components.

  • Unit Type: piece
  • Carton Box
  • Package Weight: 4 lbs
  • Package Size: 13.11in x 12.67in x 3.93in

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Dimensions 13.11 × 12.67 × 3 in
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    Epazote is popular for bean dishes and is also found in moles and soups.Epazote has a distinctively sharp, herbal flavor, reminiscent of oregano and fennel with minty, pine notes. It is commonly found in Mexican cooking, where it’s a popular pairing with beans, since it can reduce their tendency to cause flatulence.

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