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Asafoetida is the dried sap collected from a giant, perennial, fennel which is native to Iran and Afghanistan. Alexander the Great was said to have carried it with him in 4 BC and at this time it was known as “stink finger”!


Asafoetida should have a subtle yellow colour and a free flowing texture. It should have a distinct strong onion/garlic aroma which disappears when added to hot oil.