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Onion (fresh)

Onion (fresh)

Onion (fresh)

Onion (fresh) - Nutritional values for 1 Piece (100 g):

28 kcal
4 g
1 g
0 g

Onion (fresh) - Nutrition table:

Calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fat can be viewed here in the calorie table and nutrition table.


Per 100 g Per portion (100 g)

Calorific value

117 kJ 117 kJ


28 kcal 28 kcal


4 g 4 g


1 g 1 g


0 g 0 g

Macronutrient distribution:

The food Onion (fresh) is composed of the following macronutrients.

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Onions are rich in nutrients and have the following health-promoting properties:

  • They contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid and minerals such as potassium and chromium.
  • Onions are also rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals that can help reduce inflammation in the body and lower the risk of heart disease. 
  • The pigments quercetin and kaempferol contained in the peel also have anti-cancer properties. 
  • Onions can also help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of certain cancers. 
  • They are also a good source of fiber and can help with weight loss.

What to know about onions

Onions belong to the allium family and are one of the oldest and most commonly used ingredients in cooking. There are many different types of onions, such as red onions, white onions and even black onions. They can be eaten raw or cooked and are a popular ingredient in many dishes such as soups, sauces, casseroles and stews.

Onions are grown agriculturally and are an important crop in many parts of the world. They grow underground and their skins can be a variety of colors.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to store onions?

Onions should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place to maximize their shelf life. The ideal storage location has a temperature of about 4-10°C. It is important to store onions separately, as they produce moisture and therefore spoil faster. In general, onions can be kept for several months if stored properly.

How to remove onion smell from hands?

There are several ways to remove onion odor from your hands: rub your hands with lemon juice or vinegar. The acidic environment will help neutralize the smell. Or wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, then rub them with a mixture of baking soda and water. Or rub your hands with baking soda and then wash them with soap and water. Or rub your hands with a mixture of a teaspoon of peppermint oil and a few drops of tea tree oil, then wash them thoroughly. Or rub your hands with toothpaste and then wash them thoroughly.

What is the difference between onions and leeks?

Onions and leeks are both members of the allium family, but there are some differences between them. Onions are root bulbs that grow underground. They have a thick skin and a papery covering around the skin. The color of the skin can vary from white to yellow to red. They have a strong, sweet flavor and are often used in cooking to add aroma and flavor to various dishes. Leek is a green plant that grows above ground. It has a long, thin stem and a white root base that divides into green leaves. It has a mild, sweet flavor and is often used in soups, casseroles and other hot dishes. Leeks are often described as milder and more tender than onions and onions as sharper and spicier. However, this depends on the type of onion or leek and how it is used.

How are onions grown and harvested?

Onions are grown from seeds or seedlings. Seeds are sown in beds or pots in the spring and take about 2 to 3 months to germinate. It is important that the soil is well-drained and receives sufficient sunlight and heat. The bulbs also need regular watering and fertilization to grow optimally. Harvest time varies depending on the variety of onion and can range from summer to fall.

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