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Asafoetida / Hing Powder - Glass Jar - Steenbergs

£3.10

Asafoetida / Hing Powder - Glass Jar - Steenbergs

£3.10
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Asafoetida PowderAsafoetida - or Hing - is an important specialist spice used in traditional Indian cuisine that is purported to help with the digestion of pulses, so is great for those who eat a vegetarian diet.  

Asafoetida has a flavour that is very distinctive and stinky, being somewhat fetid and sulphurous but with that initial sweetness that garlic or onion have when they start going off and ferment a bit.  This unique smell gives asafoetida its coarser names of ""Devil's Dung"" or ""Stinking Gum"".  

When fried briefly in hot oil, the smell tones down and becomes a sweet, onion-like flavour, which is why Brahmins in India often cook with it as they are prohibited from eating garlic and onions.  

As a result, asafoetida is one of those sneaky little spices that adds something special to dishes, even when only a small amount is added; you don't need it, but it creates an extra depth that somehow is lacking when it is removed.

Ingredients - Fenugreek, asafoetida (40%)

Country of Origin: Various

Nett Product Weight: 60g

Best Before date: 30/06/2019

Health Disclaimer - All products are sold for culinary purposes only. We do not make any health benefit claims. Should the user intend to purchase the goods for health reasons, they should obtain detailed advice from a Doctor or other suitably qualified health professional

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