Hing Powder

Hing has a 6–8% market share in India’s enormous spice market, but its flavor in Indian dishes is not as noticeable as, say, dry red chile or mustard. Indian asafetida importers typically purchase it in raw form, add value by compounding it, and then export it to the rest of the world. Over the past five years, asafetida exports have increased by 5.13%, with the United States, and Saudi. India includes Arabia, Singapore, and Malaysia.

General Specification


Appearance Fine, light yellow to brown powder
Flavor/Aroma Strong, pungent, and earthy
Color Light yellow to brown
Shelf Life around 18-24 months
Available in 0.5kg, 1kg, 5kg (or customised as per customer requirement)
Packaging PP Bags

Technical Specification


Moisture Content Less than 10% (range: 5-12%)
Ash Content Less than 4% (range: 2-4%)
Lead (Pb) Less than 2 ppm (range: 0.5-2 ppm)
Arsenic (As) Less than 2 ppm (range: 0.5-2 ppm)
Mercury (Hg) Less than 1 ppm (range: 0.5-1 ppm)
Microbial count Less than 10^5 cfu/g (range: 10^3 – 10^4 cfu/g)

Unique Specifications


Gingerols Content2-4%