1 medium Raw onion contains:
60 Calories,1 gram Protein,14 grams Carbohydrates, 0 Fat,0 Cholesterol,10 mg Sodium, 200 mg Potassium, 11.9 mg Vitamin C (20% of USRDA). They are low in calories, and have a generous amount of B6, B1, and Folic acid.Onions contain chemicals which help fight the free radicals in our bodies. When a person eats at least 1/2 a raw onion a day, their good type HDL cholesterol goes up an average of 30%. Onions increase circulation, lower blood pressure, and prevent blood clotting.
Look for dry outer skins free of spots or blemished. The onion should be heavy for its size with no scent.
To make onions milder, soak them in milk or pour boiling water over slices and let stand. Rinse with cold water.
To Reduce tears when cutting onions by first chilling the onions for 30 minutes. Cut off the top and peel the outer layers leaving the root end intact. (The root end has the largest concentration of sulphuric compounds that make your eyes tear.)
There are generally two types of large, globe-shaped onions, classified as spring/summer or storage onions. The former class includes those that are grown in warm weather climates and have characteristic mild or sweet tastes. Included in this group are the Maui Sweet Onion (in season April through June), Vidalia (in season May through June) and Walla Walla (in season July and August). Storage onions are grown in colder weather climates and, after harvesting, are dried out for a period of several months, attaining dry, crisp skins. They generally have a more pungent flavor and are usually named by their color: white, yellow or red. Spanish onions fall into this classification. In addition to these large onions, there are also smaller varieties such as the leeks, shallots, green onion, or scallion, pearl onion and the there are ramps. Check out this thread http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=227677for
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