ASAFOETIDA 1/2 CUP (NET WT 3.5 OZ)

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ASAFOETIDA 1/2 CUP (NET WT 3.5 OZ)
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Asafoetida Powder (Ferula assa-foetida)  also known in India as 'hing ' is a common flavor-enhancing spice in Indian cuisine. It is derived from the resinous roots of a perennial plant in the giant fennel family that is native to the mountains of Afghanistan  but is mainly cultivated in India. The resin  which is rich in organic sulfur  is dried  ground and used as a spice  most commonly in dishes featuring legumes  both for its umami flavoring abilities and its gas-reducing properties.
Asafoetida Powder has a very strong  pungent aroma  which initially strikes many people as unpleasant  but which mellows significantly when cooked  especially in hot oil or butter. It produces a flavor and aroma similar to cooked onions or garlic. Given its strong flavor  a pinch goes a long way. Like most Asafoetida Powder on the market  ours is cut with rice flour to reduce its potency to a more palatable level.
In addition to its culinary uses  Asafoetida has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient times. It is claimed to be an antiflatulent  a digestive aid  a remedy for influenza and an antimicrobial.

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