Ma'am, thanks again for your kind support on youtube the other day. I hope I may post another question.
When buying hing I turn to Afghan or Pakistani shops in town. They all offer the same product in a blue and yellow tin, branded Vandevi and manufactured in Mombai. I'm not happy with the ingredients list which says; Rice flour, gum arabic, asafoetida, turmeric, wheat flour. I.e it contains only a smaller part of asafoetida and I specifically wonder about the gum arabic.
I did some online research to find out about alternatives I could order online and found two.
The first is offered from a shop which specializes in organic spices and usually has a good reputation. Their own hing blend contains powdered fenugreek seeds to prevent it from clustering - the ratio is not mentioned on their website but I can ask them. Will the taste of fenugreek disturb in some recipes?
The other one is branded by Farmer's grain and the label says "product of India". Ingredients list: Asafoetida, gum arabic, wheat flour. So the main ingredient is asafoetida and it should come closest to the hing flavour. Although it again contains gum arabic.
Which one would you recommend?
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