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Name Asafoetida
Botanical Name Ferula Asafoetida
Family Apiaceae
Other name Hing
Part Used Oleogum resin from rhizome and thickened root

Asafoetida powder, also known as Hing, is a crucial ingredient in Indian cooking. Derived from a species of giant fennel, asafoetida has a unique smell and flavour.

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). Asafoetida is a hard resinous gum, grayish-white when fresh, darkening with age to yellow, red and eventually brown. It is sold in blocks or pieces as a gum and more frequently as a fine yellow powder, sometimes crystalline or granulated.

Today, the most commonly available form is compounded asafoetida, a fine powder containing 30% asafoetida resin, along with rice flour and gum arabic.

Nutrition of Asafetida
Parameters Value per 100g
Moisture 16.000 gm
Protein 4.000 gm
Fat 1.100 gm
Minerals 7.000 gm
Fibre 4.100 gm
Carbohydrates 67.800 gm
Energy 297.000 K cal
Calcium 690.000 mg
Phosphorus 50.000 mg
Iron 39.400 mg
Vitamins
Carotene 4.000 µg
Riboflavin 0.040 mg
Niacin 0.300 mg

Today, the most commonly available form is compounded asafoetida, a fine powder containing 30% asafoetida resin, along with rice flour and gum arabic.

Medicinal Use
  • In Ayurveda, it is considered to be one of the best spices for flatulence and colic pain. It enhances appetite, taste and digestion.
  • In Indian Subcontinent, it is used as antibiotic and it keeps small children healthy by protecting them from diseases.
  • It is used to aid digestion and as an antibiotic. This is used for treating children’s colds simply by its odor.
  • It is also helpful in bronchitis and asthma. It can be used for treating chronic bronchitis and whooping cough, and also reducing flatulence.
Culinary Use

Because of its antibiotic and antimicrobial properties, it is highly valued as a traditional medicine.

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