As Known As: Giant fennel, devil’s dung, stinking gum.
Appearance: Off-white powder
Aroma: Pungent and sulfurous
Flavor: Strong, but once cooked, leek-like and smooth.
Use: Asafoetida is a standard component of South Indian cuisine. It is used as a flavor enhancer as well as a substitute for onions and garlic. Medicinally it has been used as an antiflatulent and digestion aide.