Aids in digestion
Fights free radicals
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of heart disease
May reduce risk of stroke
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes heart health
Reduces risk of prostate cancer
Serving size: 1 medium; Calories: 44; Fat: .1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 4mg; Carbs: 10g; Fiber: 1.9g; Sugars: 4.7g; Protein: 1.2g; Potassium: 4%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 13%DV; Calcium: 2%DV; Iron: 1%DV
Did You Know?
Peri & Sons Farms’ growth continues to be fueled by year-round demand for the exceptional white, yellow, red, sweet and organic onions that they have come to be known for. So much so, that in 2007 they expanded their farming operation into California.
- Peri & Sons Farms' especially–grown white onions have a firm, pearl–white, paper–dry, shiny skin and a sweet, mild white flesh. They have a slightly–higher water content than yellow onions, so they are somewhat sweeter and, if properly stored in the right environmental conditions, they will store for up to a year.
- Peri and Sons Farms' yellow onions are known for their firm texture and their tight, dry, shiny–brown skins. Hand inspected daily to ensure they always meet their rigid standards for size, quality, color and visual appeal.
- Peri & Sons Farms’ red onions are sweet enough to eat raw, and they add vitamins, fiber, flavor, color and texture to all kinds of foods; from salads and sandwiches to appetizers and a host of grilled foods.
- Peri & Sons Farms’ Sweetie Sweet® is a true sweet onion. Their Sweetie Sweets are lovingly tended in our tightly–regulated, 100% pesticide–free fields.
- Applying onion juice on the area of a bee sting will provide immediate relief from the pain and burning sensation.
- To decrease the likelihood of tears when cutting onions, onions can be chilled for 30 minutes prior to cutting in the refridgerator or in cold water.
- You can use an onion to clean your grill! Heat up the grill to burn off any grit or grime then turn the grill off and rub it with an onion half to loosen anything that is left!
Ways to Eat:
- Members of the Allium family
- Ancient Egyptian Pharohs were burried with onions as a symbol of eternity
- In the middle ages onions were not just used as food, but as medicine to relieve headaches, snake bites and to cure hair loss
- Around 9.2 million acres of onions are harvested annually
- The National Onion Association discussed a recent study from the Netherlands that showed that people who ate onions absorbed twice as much quercetin as those who drank tea, and more than three times as much quercetin as those who ate apples, which are other high-quercetin sources.
- Red onions are especially high in quercetin, according to the association.
- Shallots and yellow onions are also good options. White onions contain the least amount of quercetin and other antioxidants.