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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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  odour. 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.

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