Dehydrating Onions

Onions

Dehydrating onions can be a tearful job, so please run your range hood vent (if you have one).

Place your dehydrator as close to the vent hood as possible.

That will help enormously to take the onion odor out of the kitchen and away from your pets sensitive noses and nervous systems – it's poisonous to them!




Onion Nutrition Info.

Onions are a great source of vitamin A, followed by vitamin C. There are trace amounts of Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, vitamin B6, Riboflavin, and Thiamine.

Their minerals are: a great source of Potassium, followed by Phosphorus, and Calcium.

There are trace amounts of Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, and Selenium too. They contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Frozen Chopped Onions Are SO Convenient!

Dehydrated white onion

This very versatile veggie is great for use in tons of recipes: Soups and stews, you name it! And you can grind onions up for use as a powder! If you're slicing and chopping up your own onions, consider getting this fabulous knife:

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NOTE: When dehydrating this pungent veggie, you may want to consider dehydrating some garlic at the same time if you've got a spare dehydrator tray or two available!

Don't mix the two with, say, apples, when dehydrating – unless you WANT your APPLES to taste like ONIONS or GARLIC!!

Air Ventilation Warning

You may also wish to have your windows OPEN, or put the A/C on while you're dehydrating onions or garlic ... as the very strong odor can certainly circulate throughout the whole house!

If you ABSOLUTELY LOVE onions and garlic it's not such a bad thing ...
but if you don't ...
just sayin'!

Air Ventilation Warning

You may also wish to have your
windows OPEN, or put the A/C on
while you're dehydrating onions
or garlic ...
as the very strong odor can
certainly circulate throughout
the whole house!

If you ABSOLUTELY LOVE onions
and garlic it's not such a bad thing ...
but if you don't ... just sayin'!

Dehydrating Onions ~ The Easy Way!

While onions might smell delicious to us humans, remember this:

Heed The Air Ventilation
Warning Above!

Please be careful when dehydrating onions. Keep pets away as onion-odor is poisonous to them, as I mentioned at the top of this page.

Heed The Air Ventilation
Warning Above!

Please be careful when dehydrating onions. Keep pets away as onion-odor is poisonous to them, as I mentioned at the top of this page.

If using frozen onions, ignore step 1.

  1. Peel and slice into 3/8" slices (or rings or diced!)
  2. Arrange on your food dehydrator trays, try to make sure they don't overlap
  3. Turn on your food dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
  • Dehydrated onion will be leathery when fully dried.
  • Drying time: between 4-12 hours.
  • Please remember to rotate your trays for even drying.
Onion rings before and after dehydrating

Mj from Michigan Wants to Share This:

"I noticed that my white onions did not turn as brown as my Vidalia onions, did a little research and found that it might have to do with the sweeter onion which makes sense. I also noticed that the Vidalia seem sweeter dried then fresh which is fine with me.

I am so very happy that I found a great deal on them and dried close to 50lbs of them this spring. I did do many batches outside when I saw that the humidity was very low, with starting them outside in the morning by night the smell was almost gone when I finished them in the home."

Different Types of Onions

Here's a cool post on ten different types on onions and it shows what the best onion is to use in a specific dish.

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