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Unread 05-31-2006, 08:33 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by thirdeye
Have you ever tried the Mexican herb "epazote"? Epazote is also known as the bean herb, because it makes beans more digestable and reduces gas. It is in most Mexican pinto bean recipes. Some folks claim it has an off flavor, but I like both the fresh and the dried. The fresh should be treated like a bay leaf and removed from the pot before serving.
Epazote can be a double edged sword. Some people are much more sensitive to it than others, giving a diaretic effect in some cases.
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