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Onions

Foods / Onions

About This Food

Description

Onions are members of the Allium family, and fall into two main categories-green onions and dry onions (mature onions covered with dry, papery skin).

The numerous members of this plant family include scallions, leeks, shallots and garlic as well as the individual onion varieties.

Onions are a rich source of phytonutrients including allyl sulfides and quercetin.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1034*, 1521**, 1220***

*Onions,raw, **Onions, red, raw, ***Onions yellow, sauteed

Selecting & Storing

Choose onions that are heavy for their size with dry, papery skins. Store in a cool, dry place with good air circulation for up to 2 months. Cut onions should be tightly wrapped, refrigerated and used within 4 days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 slice(s)

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Calories: 4

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.01 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.84 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.69 g
Sugars
0.38 g
Fiber
0.15 g
Protein
0.1 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0.18 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.67 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.04 mg
0%
Folate
1.71 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.01 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.55 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
2.07 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0.02 mg
0%
Magnesium
0.9 mg
0%
Manganese
0.01 mg
0%
Phosphorous
2.61 mg
0%
Potassium
13.14 mg
0%
Selenium
0.04 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.36 mg
0%
Zinc
0.02 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0.09 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0.36 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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