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About the ingredient onions. Including 13,072 recipes with onions, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

 

What are onions?

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.

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History

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.

Storage

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

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 US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do onions weigh?

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

Vegetables and Vegetable Products

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

Recipes using onions

There are 13072 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Chilled Green Pea Soup

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Pigs in a Blanket Reuben

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These Reuben-inspired Pigs in a Blanket feature grown-up flavors of sauerkraut and Swiss cheese with a crispy topping wrapped in a warm, soft dinner roll blanket.

Goat Cheese & Zucchini Omelet for Two

Goat Cheese & Zucchini Omelet for Two

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Eggs & zucchini creamily enveloped by warm and creamy tangy goat cheese and sweet caramelized onion mixture. When you've got zucchini overload and aren't sure what to do, this is my go-to recipe that feeds the need.

Eggs Florentine Ham & Cheese Cups

Eggs Florentine Ham & Cheese Cups

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These Eggs Florentine Cheese Cups are a satisfying, savory breakfast treat that combines the richness of cheddar and cottage cheese with the hearty flavors of spinach and ham. Freeze and reheat for a quick breakfast during the week.

Awesome Stuffed Mushrooms

Awesome Stuffed Mushrooms

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Easy mushrooms stuffed with a simple savory, sour cream and bread crumb filling, baked in the oven until juicy and ready for guests in a flash.

Chow Mein in Chanterelle Sauce with Fresh Herbs

Chow Mein in Chanterelle Sauce with Fresh Herbs

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Vegan. I always wondered how would chanterelles taste with typical ingredients of Chinese cuisine. Now I know. Of course I wouldn't be myself if I didn't make it my way.

Combo Burgers

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Black Olive & Sea Salt Focaccia

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Very Creamy Corn-Potato Soup

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Very Creamy Corn-Potato Soup recipe

Tomato Gazpacho

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Tomato Gazpacho recipe

Secret Ingredient French Onion Soup

Secret Ingredient French Onion Soup

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A French onion soup that boasts an abundance of caramelized onions and a deep, rich color achieved with a secret ingredient. This addition enhances the depth of color and adds a subtle backdrop to the soup, perfectly complementing the sweetness of the caramelized onions.

Beef and Vegetables in Red Wine Sauce

Beef & Vegetables in Red Wine Sauce

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A sophisticated main dish of beef strips marinated in red wine and accompanied by a colorful array of sweet bell peppers, this recipe is a delightful fusion of rich flavors and vibrant colors, a feast for the senses that is as visually stunning as it is gastronomically gratifying.

Winter Squash Soup with Cinnamon and Cloves

Winter Squash Soup with Cinnamon & Cloves

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Delicious Tabouli

Delicious Tabouli

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Always Loved Vegetarian Chili

Always Loved Vegetarian Chili

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Vegetarian Chili with bulgur and vegetables--Vegetarian chili: hot satisfying dish for fans of meatless mains.

All Time Avgolemono Soup

All Time Avgolemono Soup

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Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir-Fry

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A delightful feast of succulent chunks of chicken, mingling harmoniously with the fresh crunch of broccoli, celery, and carrots, all coated in a delectable savory sauce. This dish presents a perfect amalgamation of flavors and textures, making it a feast for both your taste buds and your eyes.

Mom's Gazpacho

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Grilled Burgers

Grilled Burgers

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