Rani Asafetida (Hing) Ground 3.75oz (106g) ~ All Natural | Salt Free | Vegan | NON-GMO | Asafoetida Indian Spice | Best for Onion Garlic Substitute

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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.

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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.

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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 flatulence
  • Dr. 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!

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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.

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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.

How Rani Foods Started

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.

A little About Us…

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.

Have not Cooked with it before? (Look at our Video Recipe where the pictures are)

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.

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21 Ounce (600g) ~ Bulk, 3.75 Ounce, 48 Ounce


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