Asafoetida/Hing Whole (1000g)

Product Code: GSI001B

10.00

Green Saffron ethically sourced direct from farm, highest grade Whole Asafoetida Resin. New season, single source guaranteed. Our unique supply chain offers you full transparency and traceability, bringing you closer to the farmer with the fewest steps. See below for further details.

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About the product

Grown in Afghanistan and mainly India this oleoresin gum is tapped from the root of the ferula plant, part of the celery family. We offer two types, the Kabuli Sufaid and Lal varieties. The former milky white, the latter a yellow, lighter brown colour. Reputed to have anti-flatulence properties this spice tends to be used extensively in lentil based dishes. Known also as ‘devil’s dung’ it’s extremely pungent. Use it as one might, Nam Pla, to add depth to a dish from curries, meat stews, to root vegetable dishes, relishes and chutneys.

Part Used

Resin, oleresin

Provenance

North India and Afghanistan

Harvest Time

March to April

Flavour note (bass, mid, high)

BASS. Extremely pungent with deep sulpurous, garlic, oniony tones

Main flavour compounds

(E)-1-propenyl sec-butyl disulfide, β-pinene and (Z)-1-propenyl sec-butyl disulfide.

Storage

Airtight and out of the light. Ideally not above 14°C

Use by

6 months from date