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Product: Asafoetida, Spice
Latin Name: Ferula assa-foetida syn. Ferula foetida, Ferula hooshee.
Plant Family: Apiaceae
Other Names: Devil's Dung, Asafetida, Assyfetida, Stinking Gum, Stinkender Asant, Merde du Diable, Jowani Badian, Hing, Food of the Gods & Ungoozeh.
Description: Our ground asafoetida powder is composed of the powdered oleo gum resin from plants of ferula assa-foetida with added fenugreek seed powder. Asafoetida is an herbaceous, perennial plant native to the Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia. It grows to a height of 2-3 metres, the leaves are bright green in colour, 30–40cm in length, tripinnate sometimes more finely divided, with a stout basal sheath around the stem. The flowers are acid yellow in colour and are produced in large compound umbels.
SUGGESTED USEAsafoetida is used to add flavour to many Indian vegetarian dishes, it should be used sparingly the taste and aroma when dried is pungent, once cooked the spice changes to have a mild-oniony flavour. The spice works well with fish, grains, red meats, legumes, and most vegetables. Add to curry pastes and powders, pickles, relishes, and chutneys. Asafoetida powder should be stored in an air-tight container to prevent its pungent aroma and flavour from contaminating other herbs, spices and food stuffs.
SHELF LIFEShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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