The Bitter Asafoetida Plan is usually found ,in the southern part of Iran , grown and harvested in different areas. The first tears ( Sap) from the plant is called Kokh, much in demand for traditional healing medicine and connoisseur, its a highly prized commodity for two reasons. Its hard to get as very little is produced and the second being that its extremely pungent .
After the Kokh tears then the plant produces the regular sap which is thick viscous liquid.Which is used to manufacture Compounded Asafoetida , Bandhani Hing and the like.
Since pure asafoetida is extremely expensive and pungent . Most manufacturers blend it with various other ingredients to make it easy to use for cooking .
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