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Asafoetida (Hing)

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.

There 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 greyih 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.

Tears: Most pure form of resin Rounded or flattened in shape 5 to 30 mm in diameter Greyish or dull yellow in colour

Mass:
- Common commercial form
- Uniform in mass

Paste:
- Contains extraneous matter

Origin & Distribution:
It is cultivated across the countries from Mediterranean region to Central Asia. It is mainly cultivated in Kashmir and in some parts of Punjab in India. Further, Afghanistan and Iran export asafoetida to India as well.

Varieties Available:
Hing Kabuli Sufaid (Milky white asafoetida)
Hing Lal (Red asafoetida)

Taste & Aroma:
It is acrid and bitter in taste
Has a pungent smell due to the presence of sulphur compounds in it

Uses:
Used for flavouring curries, sauces, and pickles
Because of its antibiotic properties, it is used in medicines

 
 
     
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