The familiar and popular onion is a bulb of Allium cepa, a low growing plant. Botanists classify it in either the lily family or the amaryllis family.
Onion flakes are made from fresh onions that have been minced and dehydrated. Onion flakes can be used to replace fresh onion in soups, stews and other cooked foods.
Onions are popular everywhere and are used as both a condiment and a vegetable in almost any savory food.
Taste and Aroma Description: Fresh onions are pungent and have a sharp bite. Cooked onions lose this heat and develop a rich sweetness.
Storage Tips: Store in cool, dark, dry places.
Use Onions in almost anything except sweets! Dried Onion can be added straight to liquids, but should be rehydrated before being added to drier dishes such as casseroles and stir-fries. Rehydrating them also increases potency. Onions make the perfect foundation for meats, poultry, soups, salads, and stews. Dried Onions release flavor more rapidly than freshly chopped Onions when added to a recipe.