How much onion powder equals one large onion?

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The average onion weights around 4 oz., but large onions can weigh up to a whole pound depending on the species. Red onions tend to be on the smaller side while sweet onions are significantly larger. If you are substituting onion powder for a raw onion, there are a few things to keep in mind. The freshness of the onion powder will play a large part in the conversion and flavor. While on average 1 Tbsp of onion powder is the equivalent of a large onion, this will vary if the powder has been in the cupboard for a long period of time. Also keep in mind you will not retrieve the same flavor from the powder as you would from a raw onion and some cooks actually prefer this. The best approach is to use half the amount of the powder and add more if you prefer. In cooking, remember you can always add more to a recipe, but never take an amount of an ingredient out of the recipe.
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While there is really no substitute for the sweetness a real onion adds to a recipe, if you are in a pinch, you can substitute onion power. 1 tablespoon of onion powder is equivalent to a medium onion. A large onion would require about 1.5 tablespoons of powder.
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