The Onion (Allium cepa) is a wildly cultivated vegetable of the Allium family. Since ancient times, onion was heavily used as an edible and medical remedy across the globe. Onion creates a large source of food and prevents thirst and is a great source of energy. The unique flavor of the onion is the primary reason for its widespread and popularity. Further, it grows in mid-dry weather and on most of the variety of soils, and hence, it is cultivated in almost all areas of the Indian subcontinent. India is one of the biggest producers and consumers of fresh onion.
For preserving the onion for a longer time, the fresh onion bulb is processed via the air-drying process, and the final product is commonly known as dehydrated onion or dried onion. This dried onion is utilized as an alternative to the fresh onion for adding the aromatic flavor in the cooked and backed food dishes. The dried onion also reduces the food preparation time and avoids teary eyes while chopping. The Dehydrated onion is also a great source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and folic acid. Additionally, they offer various minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. The antioxidant and antibacterial property of the onions prevents bacterial infection, viral flu, and cellular damage. It helps in diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart problems.