Also known as Hing powder, it is often used as a substitute for garlic and onion. Asafoetida powder is made from white and milky resin from a species of giant Fennel. It has a unique smell and acidic flavour that disappear while cooking to leave a smooth and pleasant flavour similar to onion and garlic.
This unique traditional blend is used frequently in Indian cuisine to add a savoury, unique flavour to curries and rice dishes. Due to its aromatic savoury flavour, those who have FODMAP intolerances can use it as a replacement to onion or garlic.
Asafoetida has many health benefits. It is used as a digestive aid, has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce blood pressure. It can also be used to treat colds and coughs.