Asafoetida or Hing
Asafoetida, or hing, is a resin that comes from a giant fennel plant. It's available as a powder here. Be forewarned that it smells sulfurous. That being said, it mellows over time and when cooked. When you cook with it or bake it in bread, it imparts a gentle garlicky aroma and flavor. In other words, despite what you might think when you first smell it, it's delicious. You can add it to curries or breads for the taste and aroma of garlic, but don't use much, it's pungent.
If someone you know has an allergy to alliums or is on the FODMAP diet, Hing is a wonderful substitute for garlic.
Note: Our blend contains fenugreek to keep the resin from clumping, but no wheat or rice. We also offer a pure wild-crafted hing.
Please pick the size you'd like from the drop-down menu. We apologize, but our source for our organic hing blend has dried up and we are searching for a new one.
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