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Asafoetida

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In Hindi : Hing
Asafoetida or asafoetid
(Devil''s dung) is the dried latex (oleo-gum-resin) exuded from the living rhizome, rootstock or taproot of an unbelliferous plant of varied species.

A popular spice in foods and medicines, being unique in blend and made with finest ingredients, Indian Asafoetida enjoys an exalted
positions in the International market.

The two types of Asafoetidas usedcommonly are white and the dark. Though the composition
of both varieties is the same, white Asafoetida is water-soluble while the dark one is fried in the oiland powdered for use in cuisines. Asafoetida is claimedto be an aphrodisiac and a preventive medicine for infectious diseases. It helps digestion and prevents
flatulence.

Commercially, Indian Asafoetida comesin three forms; ''tears, mass and paste'', according to the quality. Another classification names two varieties; ''Hing, and Hingra'' which are again sub-divided on thebasis of criteria like place of origin,
flavor and color.

India exports several types of Asafoetida. Major among them are Hing and Hingra, IraniHing, Pathani Hing, Hadda, Sweet, Bitter, White andDark.

 

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