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Red Onions

Nutritional Information

1 cup chopped, red onions

  • Calories 67
  • Calories from Fat 1.17
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.13g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.042g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.099g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 5mg0%
  • Potassium 230mg7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 16.18g5%
  • Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
  • Sugars 6.85g
  • Protein 1.47g3%
  • Calcium 2mg0%
  • Iron 1mg6%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 11%

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Red onions, sometimes called purple onions, are cultivars of the onion with purplish red skin and white flesh tinged with red.

These onions tend to be medium to large in size and have a mild to sweet flavor. They are often consumed with raw fish , added for color to salads, and grilled or lightly cooked with other foods. They may lose their redness when cooked.

Red onions are available throughout the year. The red color comes from anthocyanidins such as cyanidin. Red onions are high in flavonoids.[1]

They can be stored 3 to 4 months at room temperature.[2]


Notable Cultivars

Some cultivars of Red Onion are;


Red Granex Red Creole


Stockton Early Red


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Red onion of Turda

The red onion from Turda (Cluj County, Central Romania) (Romanian: ``Ceapa de Turda``) is a local variety of red onion with light sweeter taste and particular aroma. The area of cultivation encompass the lower ArieÅŸ valley and the middle MureÅŸ valley. Turda onion bulbs are traditionally interwined into long strings (1-2 m) for marketing purposes and can be found at the traditional markets all over central Romania. ``Turda Red Onion`` is usually served fresh, as a salad or part of mixed salads and especially as a compulsory garnish for the traditional bean-and-smoked ham soups.

Red onion of Tropea

The red onion from Tropea, Italy, (Italian: ``Cipolla Rossa di Tropea``) is a particular variety of red onion which grows in a small area of Calabria in southern Italy named “Capo Vaticano” near the city of Tropea.[3] This onion has a stronger and sweeter aroma and the inner part is juicier and whiter than other red onions and it is possible to make a marmalade with it. In July 2007, the European Union proposed the Protected designation of origin mark for the onions produced in this particular area and, if no member nations oppose this resolution, it was to be confirmed in February 2008.


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