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

LivB
  • Posted by: LivB
  • April 18, 2012
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petitbleu April 19, 2012
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.
 
boulangere April 19, 2012
Thanks for the aliases, pb!
 

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HalfPint April 18, 2012
Epazote has a fragrant and flavor that's closer to oregano. I would try Mexican oregano as a sub.
 
pierino April 18, 2012
They are two different herbs. You could use both in combination (or individually) but neither is really a substitute for the other.
 
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