Onion is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. Its close relatives include garlic, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. Onion is usually treated as an annual plant and harvested in its first growing season. Together with garlic, onions are one of the most commonly used dehydrates in seasoning and flavouring in today’s cuisine.
Main countries of origin for dried onions are India, USA, Egypt, China and Europe, each with distinct flavour profiles.
Dried onion is available minced, chopped, kibbled, sliced, in flakes, granules, rings and powder.