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 low FODMAP diet, Hing is a wonderful substitute for garlic.

Note: Please select our hing blend or pure wild-crafted hing.  The wild-crafted hing that contains a little acacia gum to keep it from clumping. The hing blend contains some rice flour, turmeric, and acacia gum.

**PLEASE NOTE: Hing, like other plants, varies in color from harvest to harvest. Some batches are paler, some a little darker. Your hing may differ in color from what's pictured here, but should pack that familiar hing flavor punch. Please let us know if it does not.

Pick the size and kind of hing you'd like from the drop-down menu.

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