How to pick and store onions
Pick onions that are firm without soft spots or bruises. If stored in a mesh bag in a cool, dark place that is about 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit, onions will typically last up to three months. In the pantry, onions should last for about seven weeks (provided they are kept dry in a ventilated bag). Once you cut into an onion, it will keep fresh in the fridge for about one week.
Aside from giving your meals a flavor boost, onions are teeming with nutrients down to the core. Each layer is abundant with anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins and nutrients. Onions can help support your immune system, digestive health, bone health and heart health. Some evidence shows that onions may reduce the risk of certain cancers because they contain a powerful antioxidant flavonoid called quercetin.
|Serving size: 1 medium-sized onion|
|Calories: 44||Protein: 1.2g|
|Total Fat: 0.1g||Sodium: 4mg|
|Total Carbohydrate: 10g||Potassium: 4%|
|Sugars: 4.7g||Vitamin C: 13%|
|Dietary Fiber: 1.9g||Vitamin B6: 5%|