Onion is a perennial plant that has long been known around the world. It was known and grown and used in the East and in the Mediterranean countries as early as 2-3 centuries BC.
In the first year, a small bulb, up to 3 cm in diameter, grows from the seeds. On the second - large fruits are formed from it, the next year they release arrows-peduncles, on which inflorescences with seeds are formed.
Today, onions are one of the most important vegetable crops. It is used as a seasoning for conservation, added to soups, salads, meat dishes. Its spicy taste harmonizes well with most classic spices.
It is impossible to overestimate the beneficial properties of onions. It is recommended to eat it as a source of vitamins, flavonoids and phytoncides, which have a detrimental effect on viruses and bacteria. It improves appetite and stimulates digestion, normalizes water-salt metabolism.
Onions contain many useful substances, including:
- Vitamins A, B1, B2, PP, C
- Citric and malic acids
- Flavonoid Quarcetin
Using dried onions in cooking
Dried onion is a versatile spice that retains all the beneficial properties of a fresh vegetable. It is made by cutting and drying. To obtain ground dry onions - grind to a powder. In this form, it can be stored for a very long time, does not deteriorate and does not lose its benefits and aroma.
Dried onions are added to meat and fish dishes, soups and marinades. To improve the taste and disclosure of aroma, it is enough to add 1 tablespoon 15-20 minutes before readiness.
Ground dry onions are used:
- In the preparation of hot dishes: soups, meat, fish and poultry, mushroom soup, cereals
- For dips and sauces
- Casseroles, omelettes, julienne
- In dishes for children who often do not like raw or fried onions.
In the Spice Bank online store you can order dry ground, chopped, fried, chopped onions at an affordable price. Delivery is carried out throughout Ukraine through the offices of New mail.