Asafoetida is a strong spice with a pungent smell, often used in Indian cuisine and sometimes referred to as the “devils dung”. Don’t let the funky smell fool you however! Once cooked, it’s flavour and smell become much more palatable and are often described as being similar to leeks, garlic, onion, and even meat. It is commonly dried, ground into a coarse, yellow powder, and used for either culinary or medicinal purposes.
Asafoetida is a staple ingredient in Indian cooking and is known for being especially good in vegetarian dishes with turmeric such as dal, curries and stews – almost anywhere you would use onion and/or garlic. Tiny amounts give a gentle lift to fish, egg or cheese dishes where onion would be too coarse or bulky.
Asafoetida is a great source of antioxidant, helps digestion and can also assist with symptoms of IBS as it is known to aid digestion and gas, as well as treat bronchitis and kidney stones.
Product of India
(Typical analysis per 100g)
Energy 1242 kJ
Protein 4 g
Fat Total 1.1 g
- Saturated - g
Carbohydrates 67.8 g
- Sugars - g
Sodium 0 mg
Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, wheat and milk products
Store item in an airtight Container in a cool dry place
Up to 12 months if stored correctly. See label for Best Before date