Asafoetida is the dried latex (gum oleo-resin) exuded from the living underground rhizome or tap root. Asafoetida is acrid and bitter in taste and emits a strong disagreeable pungent odour due to the presence of sulphur compounds.


Asafoetida is generally shipped in 2 forms:

  1. As lumps: which is the compressed form of asafoetida.

  2. As a powder: which is derived by further processing of asafoetida lumps.


Packing in asafoetida varies according to brands requested by the buyer.
Major brands include L.G., Vandevi, Annamani etc.

All markings as per buyer specifications.


A standard 20 ft. F.C.L. carries approximately 15 metric tons of lumps and 8 metric tons of powder.


It is vital to keep asafoetida in airtight containers as its sulphurous odour will effect other foods and spices. This is a very powerful spice and even in its ground state lasts well over a year if stored properly, away from light and air.


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