Dehydrated garlic is the dry

powder obtained from garlic bulbs. It is characterized by a pungent and pleasant

flavor, characteristic of the compound allicin. Garlic products are used for culinary

and medical purposes. In baking, it’s added to bread, rolls, pizza, and other savory

goods. The garlic provides a pungent and spicy flavor that tends to become sweet when

cooked, offering a pleasant characteristic aroma. The garlic also has some dehydrated

garlic varieties, especially minced or flaked, and are considered inclusions that

provide a different texture or mouthfeel.

Garlic flakes

are simply dehydrated bits of garlic that can be stored for long periods of time and

used in all sorts of foods. Garlic flakes work very well in a number of applications.

They can easily be added to soups and stews to add a bit of flavor, and fried ones

added to a meatloaf also ensures an infusion of taste in the finished product. The

flavor of casseroles can also be enhanced. Essentially, any recipe that includes

cooking time and some sort of liquid are all that is needed. As the flakes absorb some

of the juices or liquids during the cooking process, they release the garlic flavor,

enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Garlic granules

, like their powdered cousin, are made of dried garlic that has been processed

into a handy packaged kitchen spice. Containing no added salts or other spices, they

measure in the same way that garlic salt is measured. This is important to remember,

since the granules are not used in the same measurements as garlic powder. Typically,

it takes two parts to provide the same level of flavor as would be obtained with the

use of garlic powder. At the same time, the granules can be measured in a manner

similar to garlic salt in most recipes.

Garlic powder

is dried garlic that has been finely diced. It should not be confused with garlic

salt, which is a combination of garlic powder and table salt. Shoppers can find this

product in the spice section, and some cooks advocate using it in place of fresh


Dehydrated onions contain

various vital nutrients and low amounts of sodium, calories, and fat, dehydrated

onions are one of the healthier choices compared to most other flavoring aids.

Dehydrated onions are commonly included in recipes and function to flavor food a bit

more intensely.

Onion flakes are

pieces of onions that have been chopped and then dehydrated. They can be used as an

onion replacement in various recipes, and they are especially useful for people who are

camping, as they are lightweight and easy to handle. Like other spices, onion flakes

will keep best when they are handled properly. Handling spices well is essential

because it helps them keep their flavor, ensuring that the amounts called for in

recipes will be adequate. The flakes should be stored in a dark, cool, dry place, and

they should not be exposed to moisture.

Onion granules

are much different from powdered onions and minced. Instead of having a powdered

texture, onion granules are in granular shape just like sand grains. Basically, the

onions are dried out and coarsely grounded to make onion granules. They appear the

same as the grains of sand.

Onion powder is a

spice made from dried onions that retain some of the pungency and flavor of fresh

ones. Some cooks like to use the powder because it is easier to handle than fresh

onions, requiring no chopping or special treatment, and a number of recipes call for


Dry ginger is a very natural and

easily available remedy for treating nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, and morning

sickness. Ginger stimulates blood circulation and aids in detoxification. Ginger is a

well-known remedy that is useful for treating many common digestive and respiratory

ailments. Dry ginger is unctuous, hot, and has some oiliness. Dry ginger is absorbent

and bowel binding and thus useful in conditions like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). It

also relieves constipation.

Chili powder is a

red-colored blend of powdered spices. While it contains some cayenne pepper for heat,

it also has spices such as cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and paprika intended to lend

the flavors expected in chili con carne. The ratio is one part cayenne to seven parts

other spices, depending on the blend. You will find blends simply labeled as chili

powder or chili seasoning mix, suitable for use in making chili con carne. Organic

varieties are available. Some chili powder is labeled as hot while still being a blend

of spices. Dark chili powder varieties have a smoky and slightly sweet flavor.