- Onion (Allium cepa) is a popular
vegetable grown for its pungent bulbs and flavorful leaves.
- Onion is a term used by many
plants in the genus Allium. They are known by the common name "onion"
but, used without qualifiers, it usually refers to Allium
- Onions, one of the oldest
vegetables known to humankind, are found in a bewildering array of
recipes and preparations, spanning almost the totality of the world's
cultures; they are nowadays available in fresh, frozen, canned, pickled,
and dehydrated forms.
- Onions are a staple food in India,
and are therefore fundamental to Indian cooking. They are commonly used
as a base for curries, or made into a paste and eaten as a main course
or as a side dish.
- Onion seeds are sown on nursery
beds to raise seedlings for transplanting in the field. Raised beds of
size 3 x 0.6 m and 10-15 cm in height are prepared.
- About 70 cm distance is kept
between two beds to carry out operations of watering, weeding, etc. The
surface of beds should be smooth and well levelled.
- Raised beds are necessary to
avoid problem of water logging in heavy soils. In sandy soils, however,
sowing can be taken up in flat beds. To avoid mortality of seedlings due
to damping off, drenching of the beds with Bavistin (15-20 g/10 litres
of water) is effective.
- Finis has been active in the field
of onion processing equipment for more than 35 years and can speak from
a lot of experience.
- Each and every onion bulb is
checked for color and maturity, peeled, mechanically drum washed with
continuous flow of fresh water, then chopped in different
- All process are under taken by
experienced and skilled people in hygienic and temperature control
insect free packing room.
- Two commonly consumed plant foods,
onion bulbs and asparagus spears, were subjected to typical domestic
processing, including chopping, maceration, and boiling.
- Onion exports to Canada increased to
$91.5 million, but onion exports to Mexico declined to $31.8 million,
returning to more normal levels.
- Additional processing may include
washing, peeling, coring and cutting for special packaged products or
ingredients for the prepared foods industry
- According to U.S. trade statistics,
onion exports increased nearly 5 percent , totaling $152.2
- The volume of U.S. onions exported
to Mexico the previous year was $37.7 million, three times the
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