Asafoetida is the dried latex (gum oleoresin) exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula. Asafoetida is used as a digestive aid, a condiment in food, and in pickling. Its distinct smell flavor enhances the taste and aroma of food. Due to its digestive properties, often it used for medicinal purposes as well.
Nutrient Content & Health Benefits
Being native to India, its cultivation is highly valued due to its high calorific value (237 Kcal / 100 gram dry weight) and numerous other benefits like
Urad dal or black gram originates from India and has been cultivated since ancient times.
In 13th century AD the great Hindu philosopher Shri Madhvacharya is believed to have introduced the dal as an offering in ceremonies in place of sacrificing animals.