Simply Organic Onion Powder - 3 oz.
Simply Organic Onion Powder's distinctly strong taste of onion is indispensable in the kitchen. Simply Organic Onion Powder's warm, sweet and salty flavor shines in most savory dishes. Simply Organic Onion Powder comes in several convenient dried forms: flakes, granules, powder and slices.
Botanical name: Allium cepa
Onions belong to the genus Allium and are a member of the lily (Liliaceae) family. The plant's edible, underground bulb grows long, tubular leaves that are rich in sugar and pungent oils. There are hundreds of cultivated varieties, varying in appearance and potency. The most common varieties include the yellow or white glove (Creole) onion, the large, round Spanish onion, the red-skinned Italian onion, and the milder Bermuda or Granex-Grano onion. In general, American cepa onions are smaller, stronger-flavored, and better-keeping than foreign cepa varieties. Pearl onions are simply cluster sowings of cepa onions. Green onions, which are mild and fresh, are also alliums, but belong to another species (fistulosum).
The taste and health benefits of onions have been appreciated for all of recorded history, and today onions are found in virtually every cuisine throughout the world. Like the ancient Egyptians, people today use onions as both food and medicine. Raw onions are thought to relieve gas pains and heartburn, and herbalists sometimes use onion juice as an internal remedy for excess water retention and stomach disorders. There are many varieties, and they play many roles--from primary ingredient to condiment to seasoning. In fact, some studies show that the phytochemicals in onions can block precancerous changes in body cells, and prevent stomach cancers. Like other alliums, onions are also thought to help prevent heart disease. Externally, the juice is sometimes used as an antiseptic wash for wounds. Ancient Egyptians, who believed onions were the symbol for everlasting life, grew them extensively and used them medicinally; you'll fine them depicted in their tomb paintings. The builders of the pyramids, according to the Greek historian Herodotus, ate large amounts of onions and garlic for strength. (Not all the ancients were fond of alliums, though. In fact, in parts of ancient India they were forbidden.)
Those who have used onions medicinally-- including the Greeks, Romans, and those who lived in the Middle Ages-- found them effective for burns and bee stings, chest colds, earaches, fever, laryngitis, stomach ailments, arthritis, and even warts and baldness.
Early settlers in the New World discovered onions growing in the wild. In fact, the American Indians in the Great Lakes region called onions she-khe-ony, which is where Chicago gets its name. Early New England settlers hung onions in their doorways, or wore them around their necks, to keep germs from entering the home and body.
The onion holds the distinction of being George Washington's favorite vegetable. General Grant held them in high esteem, too. In the summer of 1864, the United States War Department received a wire from Grant, who depended on onions to cure dysentery. It said, "I will not move my army without onions." They promptly sent him three wagonloads.
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Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ and the customers who own them have always been strong supporters of organic agriculture. In 2001, Frontier launched Simply Organic™, a comprehensive 100% certified organic line of spices, seasoning mixes and baking flavors. Simply Organic continues to grow with innovative and affordable new products and an unrivaled selection of organic seasonings — just as Aura Cacia™, the third member of the Frontier family, has become America's favorite aromatherapy source. One percent of Simply Organic sales fund organic food and farm research.
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Each time you buy a Simply Organic™ spice, seasoning or mix, you make a small contribution — that when combined with many others — provides significant support to organizations and projects that research, develop, teach and promote organic agriculture. In fact, since the Simply Organic 1% fund began in 2001, it has provided over half a million dollars of support to organic causes.
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