Onion powder is prepared from dehydrated onions, which are derived from fresh onions.
Manufacturers use specialized machines to dehydrate onions and other items like garlic and veggies.
Dehydrated ranges of products have longer shelf life as compared to fresh versions due to lack of moisture content.
Using onion powder in various recipes offers health benefits as it contains some nutrients, but in limited amount, i.e. you cannot only rely on it to meet your regular totals recommended by dietitians. You can find dehydrated range of products including dry onion in supermarket. Make sure you won’t get stuck in a chaos of differentiating between onion salt and onion powder. Both are different products.
Onion salt contains salt also whereas onion powder is only made of dry onion. What does dehydrated onion includes?
- Low in sodium – Onion powder has intense flavor and low in salt. This is why it is a great alternative to salt in several recipes, including burger, soups, and salads. It is advised by experts to intake sodium less than 2300 mg daily. By limiting the salt intake and using onion powder can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.
- Calcium – Human body needs 1000-1200 mg daily intake of calcium nutrient for strong bones and teeth. A teaspoon of onion powder has 9mg of calcium, which is very less as per the recommendation. But, you can anyway add onion powder and increase your intake without much effort.
- Lesser fat and calories- You can make your recipes tastier without adding a significant amount of fat and calories. Onion powder helps in keeping your diet moderate, which eventually controls your body weight and reduces several conditions like heart disease and diabetes. A teaspoon of onion powder has 8 calories and zero fat.
- Potassium – one teaspoon of onion powder has 24 mg of potassium. It is a nutrient that helps regulates blood pressure. If your body lacks in potassium, it can cause muscle spasms, weakness, irregular heartbeat and other issues. But when you intake onion powder, you can fix these health issues easily.
Bagora dehydrates offers premium quality range of dehydrated onions, dehydrated garlic, dehydrated ginger, and other dehydrated products to worldwide customers. All these products are imported by majority of food industries and hotel chains. You can also source these products from Bagora Dehydrates experts at reasonable rates.