Code 1322
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Asafoetida
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  • Description

    Asafoetida

    A blend of Asafoetida and ground Fenugreek.

    Pungent, exotic and excitingly flavoured: asafoetida is a flavour enhancer like no other. It's an essential ingredient in countless Indian and Middle Eastern dishes and traditional remedies. If you love curries, spicy food, dahls and lentil-based dishes, fragrant fried foods, pickles and condiments... you certainly won't want to be without this precious spice.

    Asafoetida works best when first fried for 5 to 10 seconds in hot oil until its aroma is released, then add to vegetables, lentils etc.

    Also known as Hing this powder is pungent and very strong and should be added according to taste.

    Ground fenugreek is added to keep the product free flowing.

  • Price Checked - Click For Details

    Sainsbury's £1.70 /100g.

    But how much does it cost for the spice Asafoetida?

    Sainsbury's does not show the percentage content of Asafoetida so it's hard to work out. They list the ingredients as Acacia Gum, Rice Flour, Asafoetida and Turmeric Powder. Given it is good practice to list ingredients by the most common first then I wonder why their Asafoetida is not called Acacia Gum? 

    Product: https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/Product/sainsburys-ground-allspice-40g-7776931-p-44

    We were curious by this omission so we visited Tesco's website. Tesco sell Asafoetida and list their ingredients with more clarity than Sainsbury's. 

    Tesco show the ingredients in their Asafoetida consist of "Stabiliser (Acacia Gum), Rice Flour, Asafoetida (10%), Turmeric Powder".

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/304394465

    I Love Zero = £1.96 / 100g. 
    Mix 60% Asafoetida to 40% Fenugreek

    Assuming Sainsburys have the same 10% Asafoetida content as Tescos, then a more transparent cost comparison specifically for unblended pure 100% Asafoetida reveals:

    Sainsbury's £17.00 /100g of pure Asafoetida

    I Love Zero £3.27 / 100g of pure Asafoetida

    I wish Sainsbury's were a little more transparent when it comes to listing ingredients, but well done to Tesco for showing percentages.

    Check Date 14 October 2020

  • Click & Collect / Local Delivery Information

    Click & Collect - Yes

    This product is available to click and collect.

    Local Delivery - Yes

    This product is available for local delivery subject to our checking your address during checkout. It will be delivered in a paper bag.

    Mail Order - Yes

    This product is available for postal delivery.

  • Allergens, Ingredients & Nutritional Information

    Allergens

    • Gluten: This product doesn't contain any gluten containing ingredients, however is packed on a premises that handles gluten containing products.
    • Nuts: This product doesn't contain any nuts, however is packed on a premises that handles nuts and nut containing products.
    • Peanuts: This product doesn't contain any peanuts, however is packed on a premises that handles peanuts and peanut containing products.
    • Sesame Seeds: This product doesn't contain any sesame seeds, however is packed on a premises that handles sesame seeds and sesame seed containing products.
    • Soya: This product doesn't contain any Soya, however is packed on a premises that handles Soya containing products.
    • Sulphur dioxide: This product does not contain any Sulphur dioxide, however is packed on a premises that handles Sulphur dioxide containing products.

    Ingredients

    • 60% Asafoetida, 40% Ground Fenugreek Seed

    Nutritional Information (100g)

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    *Approximate Values Due To Batch Variation

    Storage

    Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.

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