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Freeze-dried minced onions - India

Onion slices that add crunch and spice to your dishes. It is particularly appreciated with raw vegetables or forest and Mediterranean preparations.

Association: Sandwich, vegetables, meat, poultry, raw vegetables, salads, salad, salad dressings...
Composition: Dehydrated onions from India.
Dosage: A spoonful in your vinaigrettes or a few strips to your taste.
Packaging: 40g resealable bag - aroma preservation.
Origin - Plantations: India

"Onion slices are a must in the kitchen! This one develops a maximum of aromas."

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  • What is onion?

    The onion is a herbaceous plant of the Amaryllidaceae family. This vegetable plant is grown for its leaves or bulbs used as a vegetable or condiment. The bulb of the onion is large and round, sometimes it can be slightly flattened.

    During flowering, small white and green flowers appear, grouped in umbels.

    David Vanille's choice: I have chosen to present you with sliced onions grown in India. An essential product of Indian cuisine, its slightly spicy taste has found its place in many Western recipes. Easy to use, the minced onion can be used dehydrated in a little water or added sparingly to your dishes.

    Onion harvesting

    The onion is an easy plant to grow. It adapts to both temperate and tropical climates. However, there is better performance in countries with strong seasons.

    Onions can be planted in the fall or spring. The onion germinates during cool periods and grows larger during hot periods. On average, 2 kilos of onions are harvested per m² of cultivated land.

    The onion is ready to be harvested when their foliage is dry. It is important to dry them quickly to prevent them from rotting.

    Did you know that? : There are more than 1,000 varieties of onions!

    The differences between onion and shallot

    Although very similar, these two herbs differ in a few respects. Shallots have a strong taste like onions. It is also smaller.

    The origins of the onion

    The onion is an ancient plant whose first traces date back several thousand years in a region ranging from Palestine to India.

    There are also representations of them on the Egyptian tombs of the 5th Dynasty. At that time, it was used as an offering to the dead and represented the solar resurrection.

    Onions have been used by all the great civilizations: Greeks, Romans, Gauls... At the beginning of the 9th century, Charlemagne recommended their consumption.

    Did you know that? He says to himself that the moment the swallows leave indicates that it is time to plant onions, and that their return indicates the time of their harvest.

    The onion nowadays

    Onion cultivation represents more than 88 million tons worldwide. China is the largest producer with more than 22 million tonnes, closely followed by India, which produces 19 million tonnes per year.

    Did you know that? Onion is an indicator of the country's economic situation in India. India, the world's second largest producer, has been heavily affected by numerous floods that have had a negative impact on onion crops. In 2019, the damage caused to the plantations resulted in a price increase of up to 300%. The authorities have therefore decided to limit imports for a few months. The countries affected by these measures are mainly Asian.

    Other uses of onion

    If the onion is a common vegetable and condiment, it also has certain health benefits:

    • Anticoagulant
    • Helps to fight anaemia
    • Antiseptic
    • Cholesterol regulator
    • Action on transit Anti-inflammatory

    How to use onions in cooking?

    Onions are eaten raw or cooked, in rings, in powder or minced. It is also found whole and pricked with cloves in some stews or marinades.

    Its spicy taste enhances cold preparations such as salads. Cooked, it is found in many recipes: sauces, soups, fried vegetables...

    The minced onion can be used in many recipes. It is appreciated in tomatoes or cucumbers with vinaigrette and is also excellent on bruschetta. It can also be used in certain mushroom or pepper fillings.

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    Our recipe ideas with minced onion

    Want to try out new recipes in which you can discover the full power of the aromas of minced onion? Here is a menu that you should like.

    The starter: Italian Bruschetta with chopped onion

    An Italian starter that seduces for its flavour. Here, onion and minced garlic enhance the taste of tomatoes. Slice slightly stale country bread. Prepare a flavoured olive oil with onion semolina, garlic and basil. Brush your bread with oil. Cut tomatoes into rings and garnish the bread and add a little semolina onion. Go under the grill. You can add a little goat cheese for a very pleasant cheese version.

    The dish: Mushrooms stuffed with cheese

    Choose large mushrooms to stuff. Remove the feet and clean them. Prepare a stuffing made with goat cheese, crushed and roasted pine nuts, salt, black pepper, garlic and chopped onion. Cut a few sprigs of chives. Put the stuffing in the fridge for 3 hours. Preheat your oven to 180°. Garnish your mushrooms with the stuffing. Add a drizzle of olive oil. Bake. A delight accompanied by whole grain rice.

    Dessert: Onion pie

    A recipe for lovers of savoury desserts! Here, the sweet onion is stewed in dark beer and brown sugar. Onion slices are added sparingly to add a little crunch and spice to your pie. Make a shortcrust pastry, cook it for 10 minutes in white. Add half a spoonful of chopped onions to the bottom of the pie and garnish with the onion compote. Beat two eggs with 20 cl of fresh cream. Cover the onions with the mixture. Season with pepper, salt and salt and put in the oven.

    How to store the sliced onion?

    To keep all the crunchiness of your onion slices, I advise you to keep them in an airtight jar away from humidity and light.

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