The spice is added to the food at the time of tempering. While on its own, the smell may strike you as overpowering and somewhat unpleasant, in cooking it mellows out and produces a flavor similar to onion and garlic. In its pure form, its odour is so strong the aroma will contaminate other spices stored nearby if it is not stored in an airtight container. Always store Asafoetida in an air-tight container Due to it's sharp smell. Look for recepies of Asafoetida online and you will find variety of recepies to cook.
People use asafoetida resin, a gum-like material, as medicine. Asafoetida resin is produced by solidifying juice that comes out of cuts made in the plant’s living roots.
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