Onions are cultivated and used around the world. As a food item, they are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys. They are pungent when chopped and contain certain chemical substances which irritate the eyes.
Onion Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits
Onion is 89.11% water, 9.34% carbohydrates, 1.1% protein, 1.7% dietary fiber, 0.35% ash and 0.1% fat. One medium onion will give you with 10.274 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 7.9 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you need on a daily basis. That same in an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 Oz), onion provides 166 kilojoules (40 kilocalories) of energy and is not rich in vitamins. It contains low amount of minerals.