Where are onions cultivated?
Onions are grown all over the world, with the largest producing countries being the United States, India and China. Olam Spices’ AtSource verified, white onions are cultivated in three diversified growing regions throughout California, where we have a vertically integrated supply chain.
We work closely with our grower partners to ensure a healthy, consistent crop, each harvest. From the field, our onions are taken to our processing facilities where they are chopped into pieces and dried, then shipped to our customers worldwide.
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Bulk chopped onion applications
So, when can I use chopped onion? Chopped onions have many applications, including:
- As an addition to a long simmering stew
- Incorporated into vegetable stock
- Soaked in water, then used in place of fresh onions
- Mixed into dips, sauces and salsas to add more flavor
History of onions
Onions are one of the world’s oldest cultivated plants. Researchers all agree on the fact that onions have been cultivated for around 5,000 years. However, there is no official consensus regarding where the first onion was grown, since the crop leaves behind little trace evidence. Although some archaeologists, botanists and food historians believe the crop originated in Asia.
Onions were first introduced to Great Britain by the Romans, while Native Americans had already been using a highly pungent variety of wild onions in their cooking. It is presumed onions were consumed long before farming or even writing was invented, as they grew in the wild, across the world. Onions have also been utilized for medicinal purposes throughout history. It’s mentioned in the Bible and was even found in the tomb of an Egyptian King.
Types of bulk chopped onions products
Are you looking for ways to incorporate chopped onions on a larger scale? There are many products to help you get started.