Dried onion flakes are small pieces or flakes of dehydrated onion. They have a coarse texture and can add a bit of texture to dishes.
Onion powder is a fine, powdered form of dehydrated onion, which means it's much smoother and doesn't add any texture to dishes.
Onion powder tends to have a more concentrated onion flavor compared to dried onion flakes because it is ground to a finer consistency.
Dried onion flakes may have a milder flavor due to their larger size and may provide a subtle crunch when rehydrated in dishes.
Dried onion flakes are often used in recipes where the texture of onions is desired, such as in soups, stews, or as a topping for baked dishes.
Onion powder is more commonly used in recipes where a smooth, consistent onion flavor is needed, such as in spice blends, rubs, or for seasoning meats and vegetables.
The choice between dried onion flakes and onion powder depends on the specific recipe and the texture and flavor you want to achieve. Both can be handy ingredients in the kitchen and offer slightly different characteristics to your dishes.