Red Onion
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Availability

Red Onions are available year round.

Purchasing

When purchasing Red Onions, look for dry outer skins that are free of spots or blemishes. The Red Onion should be heavy for its size with no discernible scent.

Storage

Store whole Red Onions in a dry, cool, well-ventilated place. Storing in a plastic bag is not a good idea as Red Onions need strong air circulation. If you happen to have an old pair of pantyhose around, they can come in handy to store Red Onions and extend their shelf life. Tie a knot between each Red Onion. Red Onions will last 2-4 weeks at room temperature.

Whole peeled Red Onions should be properly refrigerated at 40°F or below, out of The Food Danger Zone. Chopped or sliced Red Onions can be stored in a sealed, air-tight container in your refrigerator at the proper temperature of 40°F or below for 7 to 10 days.

For pre-cut fresh or frozen products, always use and follow manufactures "use by" dates.

Culinary Uses

Red Onions have a pungent, sweet flavor and a paper-like, firm layered texture. Red Onions are used for their flavor and for their texture in BakingRoastingFlame RoastingSautésPan FryingSweatingDeep FryingGrilling, and Stir FryingRed Onions can also be BoiledBraisedStewedSteamedSimmered, made into Stocks or even eaten raw. As a principal component of the MirepoixRed Onions are also the base, of the base, of many of the world’s classical dishes.

Portion Size

Allow 1-2 T of Red Onion per person.

Pairings

Fresh Basil, Dried Basil, Bay LeafBlack PepperWhite Pepper, Caraway Seeds, Cardamom, Cayenne, CilantroCinnamonClovesCoriander, Cumin Seeds, Curry, Dill, Mace, MarjoramMintPaprikaFlat Leaf ParsleyCilantroRosemarySaffronSageKosher Salt, Sea Salt, Brown SugarWhite SugarThyme, Lemon Thyme, Apples, Orange Juice, Lemon JuiceLime Juice, Mangoes, Raisins, Golden Raisins, Vegetables, Beets, Bell Peppers, CarrotsCucumbersGarlic, Chili Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Habanera Peppers, Mushrooms, Black Olives, Peas, PotatoesTomatoesMeatsBeefGround BeefHamburgersSandwiches, Pork, Bacon, Liver, PoultryStocksBeef StockChicken Stock, Veal Stock, Beer, Brandy, Wine, Dry Red Wine, White Wine, Port, ButterUnsalted Butter, Cheddar Cheese, Comte Cheese, Emmental CheeseFromage Blanc Cheese, Goat Cheese, Gruyere CheeseParmesan Cheese, Swiss Cheese, MilkCreamHeavy CreamCrème FraicheEggsSour CreamBitter GreensMustardDijon MustardSaucesGraviesSoupsOilCanola OilPeanut OilSesame OilVegetable OilGrape Seed OilOlive OilVinegarBalsamic VinegarChampagne VinegarRed Wine VinegarSherry VinegarWhite Wine VinegarApple Cider VinegarRice Wine Vinegar

Nutritional Value USDA
ONIONS,RAW
Amount Per 100g
Calories 40
%Daily Value*
 
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
3%
Potassium 146mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition

Red Onions have a high polyphenol content, and also provide a particularly large amount of quercetin.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes