Onions are grown in over 170 countries for domestic use and trade. The top onion producing countries being the United States, India and China.
Our AtSource verified, white onions have the highest crop per drop of the water in the world, which is a result of our proprietary seed breeding program, which has been in operation for over 70 years. To mitigate crop risks and significantly extend the growing season, our onions are grown in three diversified regions throughout California.
Olam Spices granulated onions have been inspected, washed, sliced, dried and ground to the consistency of table salt, at one of our three strategically placed processing facilities. We also offer a range of organic, non-GMO and natural granulated onion varieties.
The history of onions date back over 5,000 years, while the exact date and origin are debated, as wild onions are now extinct and leave little trace evidence. According to ancient records, onions were used in China, Persia and Egypt thousands of years ago.
In the oldest recorded history, onions were depicted on Egyption tombs as early as 3200 B.C. It is believed the vegetable was fed to workers for strength to build pyramids. Onions were worshiped by Ancient Egyptians as they symbolized eternal life because of its circle-within-a-circle structure. King Ramses IV was even entombed with onions in his eye sockets.