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Red onion

What is red onion? About the ingredient red onion. Including 947 recipes with red onion, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Red onions, sometimes called purple onions.

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

red onion

They tend to lose their redness when cooked.

Red onions are high in flavonoids. They can be stored 3 to 4 months at room temperature.

red onion

red onion

red onion

red onion  


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 NLEA serving (148g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 47Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat ~ -5%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 7.4
Protein 1.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 3% 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

Red onion is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Red onion is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does red onion weigh?

measure grams
1 onion 331
1 NLEA serving 148

In Chinese:红葱头
British (UK) term: Red onion
en français:oignon rouge
en español:cebolla roja

Recipes using red onion

There are 924 recipes that contain this ingredient.

6 Minute Veggie Salad
A Penne for Your Thoughts
A1 Watermelon Salad
Absolutely Fab Mushroom Lasagna
All Time Favourite Broccoli Salad
Amazing Classic Egg Salad for Two
Anna's Salsa
Artichoke Tortellini Pasta Salad
Arugula, Chickpea, Roasted Pepper and Artichoke Salad
Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad
Asian Style Grilled Scallops with Somen Noodle Salad and Cilantro Vinaigrette
Asparagi Di Campo (Cold Marinated Asparagus)

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