Spice Sanctuary Organic Asafoetida (Hing) Gluten & Grain Free



Spice Sanctuary broke new ground with this product as it is traditionally not found in organic form and usually contains wheat or other starches and gums. Asafoetida is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to help ease digestive issues such as flatulence and to expedite the transition of food through the GI tract. This spice is excellent for anyone with digestive issues and is a great flavour addition or substitute for garlic and onion too.

This product is certified organic and there are no other non-spice ingredients (commonly found even in organic blends such as maltodextrin, citric acid, silicion dioxide). All of our spices are non-irradiated and non-fumigated.

Delivered directly from coops and farmers around the world with the shortest supply chain possible, this spice is hand harvested, recent harvest, best grade and purchased and blended in small batches optimizing freshness, potency and purity even more. Furthermore, they are packaged only the once and done so in Canada to maximize quality control and minimize any dilution of the superior quality we have diligently worked to source. Spice Sanctuary is the only Canadian spice supplier to deliver organic spices and blends in such a detailed and sustainable way.

Miranda’s Memo

When I cook dinner, I love incorporating new spices into my meals. However, there are many spices found in grocery stores that are ladened with chemicals and flavours. Spice Sanctuary spices are 100% organic and contain no other non-spice ingredients. If you find some of your dishes a bit bland tasting, these spices will not only add incredible flavour, but they are also nutritious and beneficial to our health. I love the smell of the Spice Sanctuary spices- they are reminiscent of India and each blend has a unique smell that is exceptionally warming to each dish. The spices come in 10 different flavours- Turmeric, Cinnamon, Asafoetida, Sweet, Moroccan, Super Spice, Butter Chicken, Mexican Spice, Middle East Feast, and Jamaican me Tasty. So what are the health benefits of each of these spices? Let’s take a look and I’ll tell you why I LOVE Spice Sanctuary and the significance of their nutritional properties!


  • Gluten-free and grain-free
  • Asafoetida is an ancient home remedy for digestive disturbances such as indigestion and flatulence- it is perfect for a quick relief of gas pain
  • It also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties
  • It also helps with menstrual cramps and respiratory infections such as a cold or cough

Organic Ingredients: Asafoetida, Chickpea flour

A 25g bag will yield approximately 25 teaspoons.

Suitable for a gluten free, nut free and vegan diet.

Asafoetida or Hing (an Ayurvedic favourite) is a very pungent compounded spice, often used as a substitute for onions or garlic in any dish. We recommend you add 1/4 tsp in dishes containing lentils, legumes, root and cruciferous vegetables, rice or other grains. Always add during cooking.

For more inspiration on how to use this very popular blend, visit our blog on our website or email us.

Always store away from all other spices in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place and not near your stove.

The initial sulphuric smell with a hint of curry and garlic and slight bitterness quickly dissipates during cooking and adds a wonderful depth to the finished dish and it’s digestive benefits hold true.


It is worth noting that for organic spices and even non-GMO spices, only 95% of the ingredients need to be certified organic or non-GMO and so the other 5% can be non organic or GMO leaving room for the nasties to creep in yet the product is still considered an organic product or non-GMO as the case may be.

This is why none of our products contain any of the following ingredients commonly found in other organic and non-organic spices within Canada:

  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Citric acid (usually synthetically made possibly from GMO sources)
  • Maltodextrin (usually synthetically made possibly from GMO sources)
  • Silicon Dioxide (usually synthetically made possibly from GMO sources)
  • “Flavourings” or “Extracts”
  • Hydrogenated Oils
  • Ethoxyquin

We strongly believe organic is not enough. It is not organic that makes spices taste better or healthier for you but the quality and the factors such as grades, volatile oil content, harvesting methods, harvest year, journey time that all contribute to what should be the best quality possible. This is why the Spice Sanctuary exists and why we strongly believe organic is not enough and not all spices are created equal.

No wonder our products are regularly featured on Canadian television and used by Executive Chefs!


We would be happy to send you 4 spice or blend samples (approx 5g each) of your choice as part of our Taster collections. Be sure to leave us a note with your order as to your choices.



Please use coupon code “MMPPP” to get 15% off the products featured in this program. This is a one time use coupon only to help you fall you in love with our spices and blends.

Enter the code upon checkout at our online store: store.spicesanctuary.com


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