Heeng is also called Asafoetida. It is mainly cultivated in Iran and Afghanistan. In India, it is grown in Kashmir and some parts of Punjab
It is a latex gum extracted from several species of a perennial herb called ferula. It consists of resins, gum, volatile oil and ash
Types of Asafoetida:
Asafoetida can be categorized into two types which are white asafoetida and black asafoetida.