For many people, onions cause heartburn or other digestive discomfort. If onions interfere with your enjoyment of a meal, or if you don't have one when preparing a recipe that calls for it, onion powder works as a substitute. A pinch of onion powder also works in a pinch if you don't have time to peel and chop an onion.
- Use onion powder in place of onion in any instance. If the flavor of whole, fresh onion complements a food, onion powder does as well.
- Substitute 1 tsp. of onion powder per every small onion or 1/3 cup of chopped onion a recipe calls for. Replace 1 tbsp. of dried onion flakes with 1 tsp. of onion powder.
- Add onion powder to food during the final 15 minutes of cooking, even when a recipe calls for onion to be included earlier on.
- Pour onion powder into your hand first when adding it to a pot or pan. Dump it in from your hand, rather than from the container, to avoid letting steam into the container.
Tips and Warnings
Onion powder has a shelf life of about one year. Help preserve its flavor and color by storing it in an airtight container in a cool, dark and dry location. Don't store it over a sink, dishwasher or stove, where steam and heat rise.
37 out of 37 people would recommend this product30/07/2020, By Mycan't live without30/07/2020, By Myi can't go without it29/07/2020, By GreenieGr822/06/2020, By NicoleDelicious! Best for veggie dishes with lentils. Also good for making sauces.14/06/2020, By ClarindaNot sure if it's because it's organic, but this onion powder is much more potent than other products I've used. Taste really good02/06/2020, By JessicaCakes, but still a must have in my pantry18/05/2020, By Sandesh Elainelove it12/05/2020, By RenePerfect. Highly recommend10/05/2020, By SophiaNice onion powder, good consistency07/05/2020, By JaninePerfect for dressing, sauces and roasted vegetables.02/05/2020, By SheeOrganic and real!13/04/2020, By MoniqueAs usual I love the good life brand, I use a lot of their herbs and spices. I love that the bottles are glass, I reuse the bottles as well by using empty ones to store my own homemade spice mixes. This onion one is nice to use in my steak spice mix.27/02/2020, By StellsTends to cake after some time. Not an alternative to onions for me, a nice additive!31/01/2020, By OrganicGreat24/01/2020, By QuestGreat idea24/01/2020, By BronAfter recently being diagnosed with an onion intolerance (bizarre!) I turned to this powder for cooking and adding flavour - it's delicious and no intolerance flare ups from my body. WIll buy again regularly!06/12/2019, By thatiGreat strong flavour but mine caked in no time, but i would still recommend it.
15/09/2019, By KatlegoI wish it had a refill packaging option, but unfortunately I have to keep buying a bottle everytime. Otherwise, I love this onion powder - I use it often on fish with lemon - tastes sooo good. I've also used it as part of a seasoning to coat chicken nuggets and it worked really well. The powder cakes after a while though and it becomes difficult to break up the blocks of caked powder. Also, I personally haven't found that it makes a good substitute for actual, whole onions so I still use whole onions where needed.27/06/2019, By SindyI'm so glad I can finally add onion flavour to my food as onions upset my stomach.
Love the flavour07/05/2019, By MoniqueYay for good life products! This comes in handy when making sauces, dressings and steak seasoning for the braai.07/03/2019, By SamThis onion powder is wonderful! Perfect for chickpea omelettes and so much more.22/12/2018, By liisiGreat taste03/12/2018, By NellyAdds great flavour to savory dishes. But, I've found that it tends to clump together if not used for a while.18/10/2018, By AAs with all my comments on the Good Life products
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Nice choice, as no peeling involved:) and adds flavor to the cooking10/07/2018, By LexiLove this spice ! My 7 year old daughter uses to sprinkle all over her popcorn.08/06/2018, By NosiphoI add this to everything19/05/2018, By SadieThis saves me time and tears from having to chop onions, and you can't taste the difference at all in the food! Definitely buying again when this runs out.29/01/2018, By CarlaFantastic way to add flavour to foods without spending time crying over chopped onions!24/01/2018, By DaneeGreat way to add flavour to things quickly. Nice when you don't have time to shop around for fresh and need to throw a nice meal together quickly. It just gets hard quickly in the bottle, mine did even though I kept it far from the stove and moisture.19/01/2018, By JaniceAdds a delicious flavour to all my cooking. Use it in marinades, while cooking, in dry rubs - super yum.09/12/2017, By TaniaLove the flavour this adds to any savoury dish.01/10/2017, By KatjaWonderful, and the packaging is reusable04/09/2017, By JanineGreat on grilled cheese sandwiches or anything you want to add a bit of flavour to without having to add salt.01/06/2017, By NicolaAdds a lot of flavour!24/01/2017, By VianaThis adds a great onion flavour, without adding bits of onion or having to chop an onion.
The powder cakes horribly into only solid mass (even if you live somewhere dry like Gauteng). So maybe add some of those desiccating packets (from pill bottles) as soon as you first open the bottle. Don keep it anywhere near your stove, I guess.10/09/2016, By NicoleI love this onion powder. It tastes great, is not overpowering and is such a pleasure to cook with.28/01/2015, By AmeliaI love this onion powder, I add it to almost every savoury dish I make.
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