Onions are one of water-rich vegetables. It contains 89% of water. It has many health benefits, let's see it.
Onions are mostly produced in China (statics from 2019). The onion's scientific name is 'Allium cepa'. It is one of the vegetables that is mostly consumed all over the planet. It is used commercially for making sauces, pickles, vinegar, onion paste, and onion oil.
Onion Nutrition Facts
Here below table shows the onion's nutritional value per 100g. Calories from Fat 0 * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary Fiber 2g
About 100 grams of onions have 40 Kcals, 0 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein.
There is no cholesterol in the onion. It holds 4 mg of sodium.
Calories from Fat 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
100 grams of onions contains 40 Kcals(166 kJ). It is low-calorie food because it includes 89% water. Most of the calories come from carbohydrates.
100 grams of onions carry 9 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of natural sugar. In 100 grams of onions, Net carbs(Total Carbs-Fiber) should be 7 grams.
4 grams of sugar include:
Onion doesn't contain fat(or contains less than 0.5g).
100 grams of onions contain 1 gram of protein.
The glycemic index of onions is 10. It holds a low glycemic index.
Vitamins And Minerals In Onion
100 grams of onions have Vitamin C(8%), Vitamin A(0%), Vitamin E(0%) and Vitamin K(0%) of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances).
Vitamin C enhances immunity; Vitamin A helps your heart, lungs, and other organs to function properly; Vitamin E keeps healthy skin and eyes; and Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting and healthy bones.
Onions have an adequate amount of B vitamins. 100 grams of onions can carries Vitamin B1(thiamin) 4%, Vitamin B2(riboflavin) 2%, Vitamin B3(niacin) 1%, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 9%, and Vitamin B9(folate) 5% of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances). These vitamins require for digestion and good nerve function.
Minerals are also needed for the body's health. Let's check its portion value.
100 grams of onions have Calcium 2%, Phosphorus 1%, Potassium 7%, Iron 1%, Magnesium 2%, Zinc 2%, Copper 4%, and Manganese 6% of your RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances).
Calcium supports our bones; Phosphorus plays a crucial role in inventing DNA and RNA; Potassium controls fluid balance; Iron lowers tiredness and fatigue; Magnesium sustains muscle, nerve function, and energy production.
Zinc plays an important role in building proteins; Copper forms red blood cells; Manganese helps the body create connective tissue, bones, and blood clotting factors.
Onion For Hair:
Onion oil is the best home remedy for all your hair problems. We don't like the smell of onion, but it can do magic on the scalp. It contains compounds like kaempferol and quercetin that can increase the blood flow on the scalp.
Onion For Skin:
Onion juice contains anti-inflammatory properties that can cure skin acne and pimples. Applying onion juice on your face can increase the blood flow of the skin cells and result in clear skin.
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ):
Onions are used in every family, but they must be aware of their benefits. It holds properties that help skin and hair.
It is eaten in both ways, raw or cooked.