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What are onions? About the ingredient onions. Including 13 560 recipes with onions, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


For all varieties of onions, the more phenols and flavonoids they contain, the more antioxidant and anti-cancer activity they provide.

Onions can be found in a large number of recipes and preparations spanning almost the totality of the world's cultures. They are now available in fresh, frozen, canned, caramelized, 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.

Fresh onions are pungent and have a sharp bite. Cooked onions lose this heat and develop a rich sweetness.



Onions have been grown since before recorded history. They were fed to workers building pyramids and were found in the tomb of King Tut.

Onions are noted in the Bible as one of the foods most longed for by the Israelites after leaving Egypt for the Promised Land. They have been enjoyed by most cultures throughout history.

Christopher Columbus brought Onions with him to the Americas. Their popularity quickly spread among native American cultures.


Store in cool, dark, dry places.

Use Onions in almost anything except sweets! Dried Onion can be added straight to liquids, but should be rehydrated before being added to drier dishes such as casseroles and stir-fries.

Rehydrating them also increases potency. Onions make the perfect foundation for meats, poultry, soups, salads, and stews. Dried Onions release flavor more rapidly than freshly chopped Onions when added to a recipe.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, chopped (160g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 64Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14.9g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 6.8
Protein 1.8g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 4% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Onions are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Onions are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do onions weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, chopped 160
1 cup, sliced 115
1 tbsp chopped 10
1 large 150
1 slice, large (1/4" thick) 38
1 medium (2-1/2" dia) 110
1 slice, medium (1/8" thick) 14
1 small 70
1 slice, thin 9
10 rings 60

In Chinese:
British (UK) term: Onions
en français:oignons
en español:cebollas

Recipes using onions

There are 13077 recipe that contain this ingredient.

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10 Minute Western Omelette (improved)
15 Minute Tomato Soup
16 Minute Tortilla Pizza
30 Minute Chili
4th of July Grilled Portobello Burgers
5 Bean Soup
6 Bean Soup
A Better Crockpot Meatloaf
A Better Potato Kugel
A Very Tasty Chili
A Working Woman's Chili

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