Asafoetida Oleoresin 

 

Botanical Name: Ferula assa-foetida

Flavour: Bitter acidic taste

Solubility: Soluble in oil, insoluble in water

Plant Parts Used: Gum resins

Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction

Color & Odor: Yellow colored fluid liquid and a characteristic aromatic odor

Shelf Life: 18-20 months under the specified storage conditions.

Description : 

 

Asafoetida are commonly known as Asafoetida or Hing and belong to Apiaceae family. Asafoetida Oleoresin has a characteristic aromatic order and bitter acidic taste. It is actually a gum oleoresin from the various plants of ferula varieties.

 

Constituents:

 

Asafoetida contains Resin (40 – 64 %), Gum (approx. 25%), Voltile Oil (10-17%), Ash (1.5 to 10 %)

 

Uses & Benefits:

 

  • As medicine it is useful for curing colic flatulence and for toothache cure and various troubles related to the teeth and gums.
  • In cooking asafoetida sprinkled in very minute quantity on fried snacks give an agreeable flavour.

 

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