Benefits And Nutrition Of Asafoetida (Ferula Asafoetida) For Health

Benefits And Nutrition Of Asafoetida ((Ferula Asafoetida) For Health


Asafoetida


Asafoetida (Ferula Asafoetida) is known as other Names: A Wei, Asafétida, Ase Fétide, Assant, Crotte du Diable, Devil's Dung, Ferula Asafoetida, Ferula Assa Foetida, Ferula assa-foetida, Ferula foetida, Ferula pseudalliacea, Ferula rubricaulis, Férule, Férule Persique, Food of the Gods, Fum, Giant Fe...

Benefits And Nutrition Of Asafoetida For Health


Asafoetida or Hing, though characterized by an unpleasant odor, has numerous health benefits. Asafoetida is an important ingredient used in many Indian recipes. Asafoetida is not only used for adding a special flavour to food but also as a home remedy for many disorders.

In addition to lending flavour to food there are numerous health benefits of Asafoetida. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the health benefits of asafoetida.

Asafoetida is the dried latex (gum oleoresin) which is extracted from the living underground rhizome or tap root of several species of a perennial herb, Ferula. There are basically two varieties of asafoetida - Hing Kabuli Sufaid which is the water soluble variety and Hing Lal which is soluble oil.

Normally, pure asafoetida is not preferred because of its strong flavour. Hence, it is combined with starch and gum and sold as compounded asafoetida. It is sold in the form of brick, piece, tablet or free flowing powder.

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Benefits And Nutrition Of Asafoetida For Health
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Benefits And Nutrition Of Asafoetida For Health