How Hing is produced: It is a Resin like gum which
is extracted from Dried sap of the stem and Roots of Ferula Plant and then crushed in a
traditional method, between heavy stones or by a hammer,
this requires a lot of manpower.
How Asafoetida is formed: People use Asafoetida Resin,
a gum-like material, as medicine. Asafoetida Resin is produced by solidifying juice that
comes out of cuts made in the Plant's living Roots.
How do you grow a Hing Plant at home:
Choose well-drained soil of any consistency sandy, loamy or clay for your asafetida.
Select a sunny location for this Plant. Allow the soil of the asafetida to dry
out completely between waterings. Apply a layer of bracken mulch about 1 to 2 inches
thick in the winter season.Tips, Warnings, References.
Why Hing is used in food: Asafoetida is used
in savory Dishes, often to add a more full flavor by mimicking the taste of onions,
garlic, egg, and even meat. It's a staple ingredient in Indian cooking, commonly used
along with turmeric in lentil Dishes like dal, and a variety of vegetable Dishes.
Is Asafoetida safe: There is some evidence that
Asafoetida is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth as medicine. In some people,
Asafoetida can cause swelling of the lips, burping, intestinal Gas, diarrhea, headache,
convulsions, blood disorders, and other side effects.
How many types of Hing are there:
Asafoetida or Asafetida is the Dried latex, oleogum or oleoResin exuded from the
tapRoots of perennial herbs belonging to many Species of the genus Ferula, of the family
Umbeliferacaea. There are about 60 Species of the genus Ferula, found mainly in three
geographical areas, Central Asia, Europe and North Africa.
Does Hing Reduce Gas: Two other studies found
that regular indigestion of the spice can help relieve the symptoms of irritable
bowel syndrome, including intestinal cramping, bloating and Gas."
Just add a half teaspoon of hing in warm water and consume it on an empty stomach
to keep bloating and Gas at bay.
How do you Consume Hing: All you have to do is
to add half a teaspoon of hing powder in warm water and drink it on an empty stomach
in order to relieve yourself from digestive problems and aide weight loss. You can
even add hing pieces or powder to your buttermilk and consume it to reap its benefits.
Is Hing good for Constipation: Asafoetida has
along traditional use in Ayurveda for digestive bloating, flatulence and constipation
from nervous indigestion, imbalanced intestinal flora and pre-menstrual
constipation. Also helps to assist assimilation of nutrients.
Cooking for Curries:
Hing is an important item in cooking curries for flavoring purpose. Pure Asafoetida
is generally not preferred for use in view of the high concentration. It comes in
compounded form. Hing has a good Market potential not only in domestic Market but
also in the export Market.It relieves from acidity and it gives easy digestion.
If you want to start in smalle scale from home, nothing is required. If you want
to start in large sclae, take licenses from local authorities. You can use permitted
preservatives with especially from food safety Board also.
Wishing you all the best,