Nutrition in Hing or Asafoetida

Nutritive Value of Hing or Asafoetida
Asafoetida or Hing is a spice used as a digestive aid, in food as a condiment, and in  pickles. It is used to hallmark the taste of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil  Nadu sambar, a saucy dish made with cereals and lentils. The English name is derived from  the Persian word for resin (asa) and Latin foetida, which refers to its strong sulfurous  odor. Its pungent odour has resulted in its being called by many unpleasant names thus in  French it is known (among other names) as merde du diable (devil’s faeces) in some dialects  of English it was known as devil’s dung.

Fun Fact about Hing Asafoetida: Hing or Asafoetida is also known as stinking gum or devil’s dung

Nutritive Value of Hing or Asafoetida Values Given below are per 100 grams

Proteins in Hing 4.0g
Fat in Hing 1.1g
Minerals in Hing 7.0g
Carbohydrates in Hing 67.8g
Fiber in Hing 4.1g
Energy in Hing 297cal
Calcium in Hing 690mg
Phosphorus in Hing 50mg
Iron in Hing 39.4mg
Carotene in Hing 4 Micro grams
Magnesium in Hing 80 mg

See Also 
Medicinal Properties of Hing
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical
Sciences REVIEW ARTICLE Ferula foetida “Hing”: A Review

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