Onions

Onions

Onions, one of the oldest vegetables known to humankind, are found in a bewildering array of recipes and preparations spanning almost the totality of the world's cultures. They are nowadays available in fresh, frozen, canned, pickled, powdered, chopped, and dehydrated forms. Onions can be used, usually chopped or sliced, in almost every type of food including cooked foods and fresh salads and as a spicy garnish. They are rarely eaten on their own but usually act as accompaniment to the main course. Depending on the variety, an onion can be sharp, spicy, tangy and pungent or mild and sweet.

Details about Onions

Crop Availability
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Product Characteristics
  • Medium Yellow, Spanish Type & Red
  • Smooth, dry outer skin
  • Brittle outer shells
  • Varieties vary from sweet to hot in taste
  • Very high in vitamin C
Care and Handling
  • Ideal storage temperatures: 32°F / 0°C
  • Humidity between 65 - 70%
  • Keep uncovered in dry, dark, cool place
  • Do not sprinkle with water
  • Provide adequate protection against temperature extremes
Nutritional Information
per 100 g serving (one small serving)
  • Energy
    43 Cal (180 kJ)
  • Protein
    1.2 g
  • Fat
    0.1 g
  • Carbohydrate
    9.2 g
  • Sodium
    4 mg
  • Potassium
    165 mg
Industry Benefits
  • Consistent high quality
  • Continuity of supply
  • Multiple pack alternatives
  • Delivered quotations anywhere
  • Excellent customer service
Preparation Tips
  • Rinse, trim root and stem ends
  • Discard brittle outer leaves
  • Leave whole, cut into quarters, slice or chop
  • Boil, broil, bake, cream, steam, fry, roast, pickle, deep fry as onion rings or serve plain on a salad
Daily Recommended Intake %
  • Vitamin C
    12 %
  • Vitamin B6
    5 %
  • Folacin
    8 %