Wild Hing
Wild Hing
Wild Hing
Crystallized hing before being ground

Wild Hing

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Hing, also known as asafoetida, is the dried sap of a mountain shrub, and its flavor is incomparable and essential to many South Indian dishes. The aroma is infamously sharp when raw, but after blooming in a little bit of oil at the beginning of the cooking process, it adds a deep, savory, allium flavor — it's a wonderful alternative to those with a sensitivity to onions and garlic. Those who cook with hing know that a little goes a long way - start with 1/8 tsp and bloom it in fat at the beginning of the cooking process.

Most hing is blended with rice or wheat flour in order to prevent caking, but we wanted to provide a gluten-free version, so we blended it with our New Harvest Turmeric, which is often used in combination with hing in cooking. Both are commonly used in rasam, a South Indian soup.

Read more about the long and rich history of hing in this fantastic piece that Vidya Balachander wrote for Whetstone Magazine.

  • Origin: Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
  • Process: Dried, then ground
  • Ingredients: New Harvest Turmeric (Curcuma longa), 80%, wild hing (Ferula asafoetida), 20%
  • Tasting notes: Raw Onion • Roasted Garlic • Pear

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Grown in the foothills south of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, hing is a native plant that grows wild and is harvested by local foragers. The plant resembles anise, but instead of collecting the seeds, foragers cut the plant at its base with a curved knife and collect the gum-like sap that emerges from the exposed cut. The sap is then placed in containers in a dark room to dry. After drying, the hing forms slightly sticky, resinous pebbles that are ground to a fine consistency.

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JJ
01/19/2022
Julia J.
United States United States

sharp

Very interesting. I can't actually describe the flavor. Just that it added something nice to a curry I made. Just be sure to take their advice about blooming it in fat first. They do not lie, that first smell is SHARP.

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12/27/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

Wild Hing

B&B Wild Hing makes every Indian recipe better!!! Love it!

KR
12/20/2021
Karen R.
United States United States

Kick it up a notch!

One of the wonderful Burlap and Barrel Customer service employees suggested Wild Hing to me to add a little kick in some of my recipes that call for garlic/onions-which I am allergic to. Fantastic!! Once again I’m grateful to B&B and their professional staff!

VS
12/09/2021
Vineeta S.
United States United States

A must have for the Indian cuisine enthusiast.

So happy that B&B offers this magic in a jar. Excellent quality Hing - a little goes a long way.

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