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Is cilantro the best substitute for epazote? How similar are their flavours ?

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pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added almost 2 years ago

They are two different herbs. You could use both in combination (or individually) but neither is really a substitute for the other.

HalfPint added almost 2 years ago
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Epazote has a fragrant and flavor that's closer to oregano. I would try Mexican oregano as a sub.

petitbleu added almost 2 years ago

I recommend looking for epazote in dried form. Try looking at a hispanic market--they'll be sure to have it. I live in the middle of nowhere, TN, and I can find it without too much fuss. It's also called herba sancti maria or wormseed.


Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 2 years ago

Thanks for the aliases, pb!

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