The Allium family is a group of plants comprising over 900 (estimated) species. These aromatic and flavourful plants have shaped the culinary world. Allium has a rich history dating back thousands of years. They are versatile plants that increase the flavour of many modern dishes.

Some of its most well-known members include:

  • Garlic: famous for its strong flavour and health benefits. From sauces to meaty dishes, garlic is used daily in many kitchens.
  • Leeks: milder than others from the allium family, leeks are often used in soups and stews, as well as side dishes.
  • Shallots: smaller and sweeter than onions, shallots are used in gourmet dishes and sauces.
  • Onions: available in a wide variety of colours and flavours, each with their own use, onions are extremely popular in kitchens and used as a base for all types of dishes, and even caramelised for a sweeter taste.

The Allium family is a remarkable group of plants that has left a mark on culinary practices worldwide. From the pungent kick of garlic to the sweetness of onions, these aromatic wonders have earned their place in the kitchen and the garden. Whether you’re looking to elevate your cooking or reap the health benefits, Allium is a family of plants worth exploring.

M&P Engineering has been manufacturing food production, preparation and filling equipment for many years and offers a range of equipment including its onion peeling machines.

M&P Engineering’s Large Onion Peeling machine uses a dry peeling process, resulting in no waste slurry. It can peel, top and tail onions with diameters between 45mm and 115mm using its self-adjusting floating knife assemblies. The peeler uses compressed air to remove the skin, resulting in optimum end-product appearance.

The large onion peeler has a raw material input rate of 750kg per hour when working at optimum speed but can be adjusted to suit the needs of the processor.

M&P Engineering also have available a range of freshcut machinery, including our Carousel Grid Cutting machine and our Radish Top & Tailer.

If you would like to find more information about our products, speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)161 872 8378 or contact us here.


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