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Onion Chopped

Onion Chopped

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Onion is a vegetable in the Allium genus, which includes garlic and chives. For more than 5,000 years, this distance cousin to amaryllis has been cultivated as a food crop.

Most people have experienced tearing from chopping a raw onion, which is caused by a reaction between alliinase enzymes in the vegetable and oxygen in the air. Using dried, chopped onion not only eliminates this response, but also has the added benefit of an extended shelf life.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsVolatile oil, Flavonoids, Sterols, Phenolic acids, Alliin
plant part usedbulb

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in an airtight container away from direct sunlight and heat.
appearance & aromaDried bits with a pungent aroma.


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culinaryUse in cooking and in baking as you would fresh onion.

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chopped onion

The pungent flavor of onion pairs well with garlic, rosemary, oregano, thyme, black pepper and many other herbs and spices.

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what else you should know

chopped onion

The onion, also called bulb onion, is a prominent member of the allium family, which includes garlic, scallions and several wild species. However, although Allium cepa has been cultivated for more than 7,000 years all over the globe, it is virtually unknown in the wild. In fact, the ancestry of the common onion is a bit of a mystery.

This herb and vegetable has a long history of use in cooking by virtually every world culture. It also has a reputation for warding off evil spirits and ill health. In addition to lending “heat” and pungency to foods, onion also provides vitamin C. folic acid, B vitamins and several antioxidant flavonoids like quercetin.

Background: Onions were once known as a way to fight off the plague. They were strung in bunches and placed in doorways to prevent the plague from entering the household. Onion may be added to food, juiced, or baked and consumed.

Description: The onion plant is a bulbous perennial that can grow as high as 3 feet tall. It has stems that are hollow with green leaves. The onion is grown all over the world.

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