Brazil Onion Processing Market Introduction
One is one important food in many different country. we can process it into different final product for selling or directly using as vegetable. Here let us see how is the market in Brasil
I. Onion is One Big Vegetable Crop in Brazil
1. Onion Production
Brazil is one of largest onion production countries in the world, and onion is a very important seed in Brazil market. As the versatile vegetable, onions are baked, fried, boiled, roasted, grilled or eaten raw in salads in Brazil. And the onion contains 89% water, 4% sugar, 1% protein, 2% fiber and 0.1% fat. So onions are widely cultivated and utilized among Brazil regions and other countries all over the world.
Onion is one of the largest vegetable crops in Brazil. Small farmers are responsible for more than half of the country’s production. Juazeiro in Bahia, and Petrolina in Pernambuco are neighboring towns. They have the highest yield, using irrigation to achieve 24 tons per hectare, and the two cities followed by Santa Catarina in Brazil. According to FAO figures, Brazil produces around 1.5 million tonnes of onions each year.
2. Onion Consumption
Onion can be found in every Brazilian home. Almost every dish in Brazilian cooking has some form of onions in it and almost every dish will start with onions. Kitchen in Brazil are generally filled with onions and at least once a day the aromas of onions will waft through the air. Onions are favored by Brazilians and consumers in Brazil purchase onions all year round. Brazil also import large quantity of onions from other countries to meet consumers’ great demands.
II. Onion Values
1. Nutrition value
Each 100 grams of bulbs onion contains 90 grams of water, 11.9 grams of carbohydrate, 0.2 grams of oil, 1.2 grams of protein, 1.3 grams cellulose, 47 milligrams calcium, 30 IU vitamin A, 7 milligrams vitamin C, and has 54 calories.
2. Economic value
As a foodstuff onions are usually cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys. Onion is one of the important vegetable and used in all most Brazil meals. İt has a huge economic value. Its consumption is as follows:
Cooking in meals
Fresh consumption is relatively low
Canned and dried consumptions also appear
III. Onion Deep-processed Products
Onions hold an important place in Brazil cooking and cuisine. Onions in Brazil are versatile used as a base for dishes, served as a garmish, dried and crushed with garlic and herbs, eaten raw ones in salads, made into onion sauce with other addives. Here are the products processed from onions.
1. Dehydrated onion and Onion powder
1.1 Main Features
Dehydrated onion can be further processed into delicious snacks. It also can be grinded into onion powder to be used as a spice. Onion powder can be added into food so that onion lovers will not necessarily eat chunks of onions. It can also be added into dry rubs, in breads, in DIY dry mixes, in flavoring soups, sauces and gravies at the last minute, and so on.
1.2 Main Processing Steps
●Step one: Grading & Cutting
The onion lots are graded as per the size & quality and then peeled. The tops and tails of the raw onion bulbs are removed.
●Step two: Peeling & Slicing
The onions are peeled and then sliced in the slicing machine. Strict hygiene is maintained during this process.
●Step three. Drying
Sliced onions are fed in the dryer for dehydration without effecting the taste and pungency.
Untill now, dehydrated onion slices can be successfully achieved.
●Step four. Crushing & Sorting
Dehydrated onions are shifted and fed into the crushing machine to obtain the kibbled form. The skins are then removed from the kibbled with blowers. Manual sorting is then carried out to remove further impurities.
●Step five. Sizing
Kibbled onions will undergo milling and sizing process. The product is separated into chopped, minced and granules via gyratory screens.
●Step six. Packing
The finished product are weighed and sealed in bags.
Machines and equipment required:
Onion sorting machine(optional, onions are sorted atomatically by weight)
Onion root cutting machine(necessary, to remove onion tops and tails)
Onion peeling machine and onion slicing machine(both are necessary, peel and slice onions preparing for better drying)
Hot air drying oven(necessary for onion slice drying)
These above machines are for making dehydrated onion slices.
Dehydrated onion slice crushing(necessary for onion powder making)
Milling and sizing machine(necessary for refining powder and removing foreign matters)
Packing machine(for final product weighing and sealing)
2. Onion Juice Production
2.1 Main Features
Onion juice is rich in vitamins C, B6 and folic acid and also has an extensive supply of calcium, magnesium, iron, chromium and phosphorus. Onion juice is often treated as the flavoring or food additive for various food, widely used in sauce, soup and other kinds of food. Besides, onion juice also has good effect on hair, used to stimulate hair growth.
2.2 Main Processing Steps
fresh onions→onion peeling→onion washing→smashing→defibrination→homogeneity→concentration→sterilization→filling→final product
Machines required during the process
Onion peeling machine for peeling onions
Vegetable cleaning machine for onion washing
Crusher machine fruit pulping machine for crushing and smashing
Vacuum evaporator providing under vacuum press for onion juice
Packing machine for sterilization and package
3. Onion Essential Oil
Onion oil is commonly used as a potent ingredient in foods and recipes prepared at home, which is high in vitamins A, B, and C. It is widely used in pharmaceutical formulas to treat minor respiratory illnesses. Onion oil advantages are as follows:
●Boosts the immune system and enhances circulation
●Helps in fighting off common cold and influenza
●Improves lymphatic drainage
●Repairs glandular imbalance
●Treats skin complexion problems
3.2 Main Processing Methods
The commonly-used processing methods are hydrodistillation method, solvent extraction method and supercritical extraction method by which better-quality oil with flavor that is close to nature onions.
Onion is a kind of seasonable crop for both medical and edible uses, different in the size, colour and taste. Due to its high nutritional value and medical value, onion is widely utilized in various industries. Now onion processing industry is popular and profitable business in the world market. The common products processed from onions are onion powder, onion sauce, onion oil, dehydrated onion flakes and etc.. For processing business, Amisy as the professional manufacturer, can offer high quality onion processing machines with great efficiency and reasonable price. And we also have specialized onion processing solutions for customers. If you are interested in onion processing, please contact us.
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