Asafoetida Hing Powder
Country/Region of Manufacture: India
Allergy Advice: This product is processed on machinery and in a plant that also processes wheat, Peanuts, Treenuts, Sesame seeds, Soya & Mustard.
Asafoetida or Hing Powder is derived after extracting roots of the species of giant fennel. It is known by different names such as Hing in Punjabi, Urdu, Marathi and Hindi, Devil’s Dung in English, Inguva in Telugu, Ingu in Kannada, Hengu in Oriya and so on. It has unique smell and acidic flavour which usually disappears during cooking. Touted as one of the key ingredients in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines, the spice is generally added for seasoning purposes in a number of vegetable dishes and dal curries. Interested people can easily buy Asafoetida or Hing powder online from UK based convenience store at affordable price range.
Health Benefits of Asafetida or Hing Powder
Talking about the nutritional content of Hing Powder, it is a storehouse of fiber, protein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, carotene, niacin and riboflavin. The spice holds major place in traditional medicine and has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-coagulant, aphrodisiac and anti-carcinogenic properties. It is important to keep it in the air sealed containers to preserve its unique flavour.
How to Use it?
The magical spice is easy to use in the following ways:
- Use it in very small quantity just like a pinch. It can be used as a garlic substitute in a number of vegetarian cuisines
- Cooking with desi ghee for unlocking its real flavor
- Widely used in powdered form in rasam, upma, sambar and curry
- It acts as a flavor enhancer and particularly used with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Its main ingredients are edible gum, asafetida resin, rice flour and turmeric. It is a gluten-free and chemical-free spice with no added wheat.
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