USES: As a pungently flavored cooked herb, typically with black beans, but also with a wide variety of sauces in all but west-central and northern Mexico.
FINDING: In some Mexican groceries, growing wild in many places, cultivated in your own garden.
CHOOSING: In Mexican groceries, epazote can be rather wilted. It will still be good for cooking.
STORING: Once picked, in the refrigerator, in a glass with water, as you would cut flowers, loosely covered with a plastic bag; or in the refrigerator, rolled in a very lightly dampened towel, in a plastic bag.
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