What bothers one man’s nose is a delicious, food-enhancing spice to another’s. Epazote is a Mexican herb with a robust taste and a gasoline-esque odor (remind anyone of truffles?) It’s common in Latin cuisine and can be found in tropical or sub-tropical climates mainly in Mexico and South America. 

Although not flammable, the smell of epazote does have a certain cleaning solution connotation. Don’t worry, though, the only scouring taking place is within your gut, as epazote is known to relieve abdominal discomfort from the 6 tacos you ate. Potent and beloved, this spice can be used to season dishes like beans, soups and salads and is definitely something to become familiar with.

Use today’s Word of the Day: Tepita-Style Migas