The earliest records of domesticated onions date back to 600 B.C. in India. The earliest European settlers brought bulb onions with them and they soon discovered the native Americans using wild onions. It takes 9 lbs of fresh onions to make 1 lb of dehydrated onions. The result is a very intense concentrated onion flavor. All of our dehydrated onions come from California. Onion Powder is perfect when you need that onion taste conveniently and without the texture. Onion Powder is ideal for use in sauces and gravies, spice blends, cassarole, eggs, meats, spreads and soups. Substitute 1 Tablespoon of granulated onion for 1 /2 cup of minced onion.