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Onions belong to the Allium family of plants, which also includes chives, garlic, and leeks. These vegetables have characteristic pungent flavors and some medicinal properties.
Onions are a nutrient-dense food, meaning that they are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while being low in calories.
One cup of chopped onion provides:
- 64 calories
- 14.9 grams (g) of carbohydrate
- 0.16 g of fat
- 0 g of cholesterol
- 2.72 g of fiber
- 6.78 g of sugar
- 1.76 g of protein
|Nutrient||Percentage of daily requirement in adults|
|Vitamin C (RDA)||13.11% for males and 15.73% for females|
|Vitamin B-6 (RDA)||11.29–14.77%, depending on age|
|Manganese (AI)||8.96% for males and 11.44% for females|
Onions also contain small amounts of:
Content Courtesy - Medical News Today