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Once you make your own Onion & Garlic powders, you will never buy the grocery store brands again.
As with many aspects of natural living, simple is often cheaper, easier, and healthier. Making your own garlic and onion powders can be one of the easiest and tastiest changes you can make. Not only do they come in handy in their spice shakers to add to food as you are cooking but these are also a great addition to homemade spice blends as well as salt blends.
Garlic and onion are wonderful and powerful savory additions. They jazz up many recipes and also contain healing properties. One way to maintain not only the flavor but also the healing powers is to dry onions and garlic to make them into powders.
The most obvious benefits to making homemade garlic or onion powder are the cost: With onions or garlic purchased from the farmer’s market you will pay about half the price of these powders at Trader Joe’s or Penzey’s. And if you manage to grow your own garlic and onions, you will pay even less.
Besides cost, there are no additives like “anti-caking agents”. If you’ve ever bought spices from the store, you probably noticed that they often contain ingredients like “ant-caking agent” or “natural flavor” (aka MSG). Many often contain trace amounts of soy or other fillers, and sometimes these don’t even have to be listed on the ingredients.
How many times have you opened a new bottle of onion or garlic powder and been WOWED by the pungent smell? Yes, I thought so….never. What usually happens is that you get a lingering smell of an almost stale consistency hitting your nose. These spices also often sit on the shelf, in plastic bottles, for a long time. By the time you bring them home, they have lost much of their smell and flavor. When you make your own powders, the flavor is so much stronger than store-bought powders you will find you use less and enjoy it more.
Colleen E. Bohrer, author
Onion & Garlic Powders—Homemade is Better!
From the archives of 21st Century Simple Living
Publication date: September 10, 2017
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