ASAFOETIDA (Hing) is the resin of the giant fennel plant. It is native to India and is used primarily in Indian cuisine. It is also called Devil's Dung, among other flattering names, due to its pungent smell! The taste is similar to sauteed garlic and onions, and adds those flavours to curries and lentil dishes. It also counteracts the digestive effects of legumes. Use it sparingly—a little goes a long way. Our Asafoetida is mixed with rice flour and gum arabic.