Asafetida (sometimes spelled Asafoetida)…A Little
History! Native to Southwestern Asia. A little known spice outside of India,
asafetida is the dried resin obtained from the rhizome of the giant fennel
plant. Powdered asafetida has a strong odor, reminiscent of picked garlic. In
most Indian cooking it is used as a flavor enhancer and once cooked releases
an onion-like flavor. It is also known as devil’s dung, asant, food of the
gods, jowani badian, stinking gum, hing, hengu, ingu, kayam, and ting.
Asafetida is used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in pickling.
It typically works as a flavour enhancer and, used along with turmeric, is a
standard component of Indian cuisine, particularly in lentil curries such as
dal, sambar as well as in numerous vegetable dishes. It is sometimes used to
harmonize sweet, sour, salty, and spicy components in food. Asafoetida is
considered a digestive in that it reduces flatulence. Strong Aroma? YES!
Asafetida has the strongest aroma of any spice… so much so it requires a
binding agent just to make it usable! The strong smell is normal – in fact, it
represents how fresh/potent it is. If this is your first time using it, try
cooking a small portion (perhaps start with 1/8 tsp) in a bit of oil to get a
feel for the strength and aroma this spice provides. Read more Rani’s
Spices…. Live Healthy! All natural, fresh & premium quality spices… taste
the difference in all your dishes. At Rani Foods, we comb the planet for the
best ingredients, whether it be high quality coriander from Orissa, or the
best Cumin from Gujrat. We go throughout the world purchasing the finest
quality spices available, and fully stand behind our products. We are a 100%
Family Owned and have been in the Indian food trade for over 35 years. Our
goal is your happiness and health. Give our products a try, and experience the
difference Health Benefits Natural digestive, Asafetida is usually used in
hard to digest dishes (i.e. Lentils, Beans & Peas)Known to reduce
flatulenceDr. Oz has done extensive research on all the health benefits of
Asafetida, including weight loss. We recommend you google this research for
yourself! 100% Natural (No Preservatives) No Added Sugar, Salt or MSG Non-ETO
(Not irradiated) Non-GMO Vegan Made in small batches for freshness & purity!
Read more No onions.. no garlic? This is the spice for you! No Onions? No
Garlic? No problem. Rani Brand premium asafetida has long been used as a
substitute for onions and garlic in a wide variety of recipes. Many people who
suffer from allergies use this as well. Also, just as onions and garlic have a
very pungent smell and taste, our asafetida is no different. , our asafetida
is no different. Sniff at your own risk. Read more Q: Are Rani Brand Spices
Kosher? A: Yes and No. All of our products are inherently kosher, though it
does not have a specific kosher company designation. Our company does not
process any dairy or meat products whatsoever. Q: Is this product Gluten Free?
A: No, it contains wheat as a binding agent Ingredients: Asafoetida, Edible
Gum, & Wheat as a binding agent Product of India Alternative Name: Hing,
Hinge, Asafoetida. Packaging: Plastic Bottle Product Type: Coarse Ground
Powder Q: How to use Asafetida? A: Used in curries, lentil dishes, soups,
pickle preserves & can be sprinkled onto salads. Use it anywhere you would use
Garlic or Onions as well, including Garlic Bread. CAUTION! If this is your
first time using it, try cooking a small portion (perhaps start with 1/8 tsp)
in a bit of oil to get a feel for the strength and aroma this spice provides.
Q: Is this product all natural A: Yes, Non-GMO as well, all Rani Brand
products are free from any genetically modified ingredients Q: Is this product
vegan? A: Yes, no animal products are used on this or any Rani Brand Spices.
Established in 1979 we are family owned and operated, we have a higher
standard than all the rest, our own. Rani was founded on a passion for
quality, value and health. Working in close partnership with our suppliers
enables us to offer the freshest highest quality ingredients at a superior
value. We have never cut corners, always insisting on the higher quality,
higher grade. We built a brand on trust, a trust that our customers have been
giving us for over 35 years. Our products are sourced from family farms,
cleaned, ground & packaged in the same facility for the highest quality
control and hygiene. We go around the world to bring you the exotic flavors of
India & surrounding South Asian flavors. Rani Brand, what makes us different
makes us better! Unlike other companies that use co-packers, we directly
import from our own factories in India, lab test and package our ingredients
to ensure quality, consistency and the best flavors. We are also one of the
largest wholesale suppliers of Indian Food products in the U.S. and are
trusted by hundreds of the nation’s top ethnic retailers. Did you know most
products sold in the U.S. go through 3-7 different supply chains before they
are sold to you? This means a higher cost and product that is older by the
time it reaches you, the end consumer. We are the manufacturer, distributor &
retailer of Rani Brand products. Our single vertical supply chain allows us to
offer the best value and freshness, making Rani Brand Products one of a kind.
Read more Have not Cooked with it before? RECIPE: Lentil curry Cook time: 45
minutes Prep time: 30 minutes Serving size: 4 Heat level: Mild 2 cups Rani
Toor dal 1 tsp. Rani Turmeric ground 1 tsp. Rani Cumin seeds 1 tsp. Rani
Asafetida ground salt to taste Method: Soak Toor dal for 30 min. and drain.
Cook the toor dal in 3 ½ cups of hot water until soft. Add the turmeric, cumin
seed, asafetida, and salt. Simmer for 5 min.
- You'll LOVE our Asafetida by Rani Brand–Here's Why: 100% Natural, No preservatives & Great Health Benefits… often used as a Garlic/Onion substitute, also in dal (soups) to offset/help digest beans & lentils
- Strong Aroma! Asafetida has the strongest aroma of any spice…when cooked the aromas transforms, leaving behind a rich and pleasurable taste of onion and garlic. Non-GMO, Vegan, PREMIUM Gourmet Food Grade Spice.
- This spice is featured by Dr. Oz for a slew of great holistic benefits!
- Packed in a no barrier Plastic Jar, let us tell you how important that is when using this, potent of all Indian Spices!, This spice is featured by Dr. Oz for a slew of great holistic benefits! Rani is a USA based company selling spices for over 30 years, buy with confidence!
- Net Wt. 3.75oz (106g) Authentic Indian Product, Alternate Names: Asafoetida, Hing, Heeng (Hindi)
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2 x 3.5 inches ; 3.04 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- UPC: 680901193201
- #1 in Asafetida
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