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Asafoetida, raw chunk resin
Form: Chunk pieces and some powder
Unit size: 1 ounce
Other names: Hing, Ferula, asafoetida, asafetida, assafoetida, devil's dung, food of the gods
Esoteric Uses: Banishing, protection, exorcism, curses
Esoteric Associations: Saturn, Earth
Incense Aroma: Strong, pungent, unpleasant to some, overpowering
This is pure, raw food-grade Asafoetida, and therefore extremely rare. We import this directly from India ourselves. It contains no extra ingredients or additives of any sort. Because of this it clumps into hard blocks. You may need to put it in a bag and use a hammer to get it into small usable pieces!
Asafoetida is one of those acquired smells that you either love or hate. Many think that it is awful the first time one smells it, but it has underlying tones that will grow on you in peculiar ways. This Asafoetida is the very pure and clean smelling. This Asafoetida Powder comes from India.
Asafoetida is a common ingredient in Indian and Middle-Eastern cooking. This raw Asafoetida is herb grade and safe for cooking.
Any information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.
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Posted by Mrs Betty Parks on 18th Feb 2017
It is the medicine given to me by my mother and grand mother, many, many years ago for stomach discomforts and other ailments as a child in the South, a few drops in a teaspoon of sugar, it was soaked in a small container of gin and never went bad. I remember it so well
Posted by Jane on 6th Feb 2017
I just figured out a good way to store hing so that it doesn't smell. Wrap it in a couple of layers of foil, sealing the foil,and put that in a Tupperware, and put it in the freezer. The cold temperature gretly reduces the chemical activity and it doesn't smell any more. However, it freezes really solid, so you may want to cut it in small pieces BEFORE freezing so that you can just pull a piece out quickly and not have to saw at it.
Posted by Jane on 1st Feb 2017
So, I am totally new to asafetida, or 'hing,' as I have gotten used to the Indian name for it. The Soma Luna hing is raw and fresh and very potent. It's amazing! You may read things about the smell, and it does change when cooked, but even when raw, it's not bad--and I've gotten used to it and even like it now. You can warm it with other spices in oil before adding it to food, or you can put it in the water you are cooking the food in. Don't eat it directly raw--it burns, like raw garlic does.
Posted by Jeff on 13th Jan 2017
This is the real deal. I put it in a small mason jar and you can smell it through the lid. Keep it away from your other herbs.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Nov 2016
I'm so glad I purchased this. The flavor is so rich and unique and you only need to use a small amount. You definetly get your money's worth. I also received it soon after ordering. I'm pleased to have this new flavor in my kitchen. I'll definetly buy again.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Aug 2016
Somas asafoetida gum is by far the best I have ever used. The service of the company was excellent as well.
Posted by S. Cook on 24th Jul 2016
Deliciously stinky, imparts that delightlful flavor. Very potent, I shave it and experiment with different methods of itegration. Seems to work well in hot water as well as hot oil. Have used in water to season broth, water to make rice, pasta, boil potatoes etc. highly reccomend and will purchase again!!!
Posted by Vijender on 4th Jan 2016
I have seen,smelled and eaten with asafetida all my life, read about as much as I could, used powder form but never as resin. Finally I got it smells great and I am sure it will be good in dishes. Order was quick except unfortunately I ordered during holidays as it took longer to get due to holidays. I am very happy with the results. Good reliable website.
Posted by Carol on 17th Dec 2015
This is my first order with Soma Luna and my first experience with using pure hing. Everything about this order was amazing. The order was filled & shipped immediately. The hing is so strong, I could smell it through the zip-lock double-bagging and the manila shipping envelope! I have used it one time so far - for cooking - and am exceedingly impressed with its richness.
All in all, an experience worth repeating.
Posted by Jackie on 12th Nov 2015
I have been using asafoetida for many years now to prevent the flu virus. I recently ran out and was having a hard time finding this product until I ran across Soma. I ordered and it arrived quickly and is just what I ordered.
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