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About My Product

Description

Asafoetida is the dried latex (gum oleoresin) exuded from the living underground rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula (three of which grow in India), which is a perennial herb (1 to 1.5 mtr. High).

Origin & Distribution

The species are distributed from the Mediterranean region to Central Asia. In India it is grown in Kashmir and in some parts of Punjab. The major supply of asafoetida to India is from Afghanistan and Iran.

here are two main varieties of asafoetida ie. Hing Kabuli Sufaid (Milky white asafoetida) and Hing Lal (Red asafoetida). Asafoetida is acrid and bitter in taste and emits a strong disagreeable pungent odour due to the presence of sulphur compounds therein. It is available in three forms ie. ‘Tears’, ‘Mass’ and ‘Paste’. ‘Tears’, is the purest form of resin, rounded or flattened, 5 to 30 mm in diameter and a greyish or dull yellow in colour. ‘Mass’ asafoetida is the common commercial form, uniform in mass. ‘Paste’ form contains extraneous matter.

The white or pale variety is water soluble, whereas the dark or black variety is oil soluble.

Since pure asafoetida is not preferred due to its strong flavour, it is mixed with starch and gum and sold as compounded asafoetida mostly in bricket form. It is also available in free flowing (Powder form) or in tablet forms.

Uses

Asafoetida is extensively used for flavouring curries, sauces, and pickles. It is also used in medicines because of its antibiotic properties.

interesting FACTS ABOUT HING

  • Hing comes from the resin of giant fennel. The sap is extracted from the stems and root, which then hardens into a brownish-yellow sap.
  • Hing by itself is bitter and musky. However, that all changes as soon as it is heated in a fat, such as ghee, where it immediately mellows into a full-bodied pleasant savory flavor. It blends well with a variety of aromatic dishes, hinting at the presence of fragrantly sautéed leeks, onions, shallots and garlic.
  • Hing is said to convey both medicinal and culinary benefits.
  • Hing has a distinct highly pungent smell when raw, which some people love and some people hate.
  • Hing is an essential ingredient in Southern Indian vegetarian cooking, and an ideal substitute for onion and garlic. This is especially good news for anyone following a restricted diet for IBS, such as a Low FODMAP diet in which onions and garlic are restricted.