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Onions - Consumer Information


  • Today, onions rank sixth among the world's leading vegetable crops.
  • World onion production is estimated at approximately 47 billion kilograms each year. The average annual onion consumption calculates to approximately 6 kilograms of onions per person across the world.
  • The origin of the name "onion" comes from the classical period when it was given the Latin name unio that means oneness or unity.

What makes me cry when I peel onions?

Volatile chemicals that irritate the tear ducts are released when the onion is cut. Pre-cool onions or peel them under water to avoid this. To cut down on the crying, chill the onion and cut into the root end of the onion last.

How to get rid of onion breath


  • Rinse your mouth with equal parts of lemon juice and water.
  • Chew a citrus peel to sweeten the breath.
  • Eat a sprig or two of parsley, nature's natural breath sweetener.

Nutrition per serving of onion

Onion Nutrition Facts1/2 Cup (80g) Chopped Raw OnionPercent Daily Values
Calories 30  
Total Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 0 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fibre 1g 6%
Sugars 5g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin C 5mg 9%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 5%
Calcium 16mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Folic Acid 15.2mcg 4%
Potassium 126mcg 4%
Selenium 0.5mcg 1%
Zinc 0.2mcg 1%


Onions should not be store in the refrigerator because of its high moisture atmosphere, Onions keep best in a cool, dry place, perhaps a pantry or a low cupboard away from excessive heat or light. Plenty of air circulation is beneficial to prevent spoilage. Avoid storing them under a sink where excessive dampness will hasten their demise. It's common practice to store onions and potatoes together but not an ideal one. Potatoes have a great deal of moisture and give off a gas that causes onions to spoil more quickly. Stored carefully, onions can keep for several weeks.

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