A close up image of chopped spring onions on a white backgroundOnions are members of the Allium family and closely related to garlic, leeks, and chives.  Growing wild on every continent, this vegetable is one of the oldest edible food ingredients known to humankind.  The cultivation of onions resulted in numerous varieties differing in size, shape, color, time of harvesting, and taste making onions very versatile.  Containing 89% water, onions are a good source of fiber, high in vitamins C and B6, as well as folic acid.  When chopped, onions release a sharp pungent smell due to its sulfur compound providing layers of flavor, color, and texture of this bulb vegetable to a variety of savory dishes.  Onions represent the third largest vegetable industry in the United States with less than 1,000 farmers producing over two million tons of onions annually with California producing the largest bulb onion crop, much of which is used for dehydrated onion products.

Onions are commonly chopped and used as an ingredient in various hearty warm dishes, and may also be used as a main ingredient in their own right, for example in French Onion Soup, creamed onions, and onion chutney. They are versatile and can be baked, boiled, braised, grilled, fried, roasted, sautéed, or eaten raw in salads. Their layered nature makes them easy to hollow out once cooked, facilitating stuffing them, as in Turkish Sogan-Dolma. Onions are a staple in Indian Cuisine, used as a thickening agent for curries and gravies.

Onions that are pickled are eaten as a snack around the world, and as a side serving in pubs and fish and chip shops throughout the United Kingdom. In North America, onions are an important ingredient in most regional and ethnic cuisines.

Garlic King offers a variety of onions for any dish, sauce, or innovation. 

Roasted Red Onions Diced
Caramelized Yellow Onions Diced
Green Onion Sliced
Shallots Diced
Green Onions- Sliced
Yellow Onion Puree
Roasted Yellow Onion Puree
Red Onion Puree
Green Onion Puree
Shallot Puree

For more information on our onion products, please email us at info@garlicking.net.