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The Instacart guide to white onions


About white onions

No kitchen is complete without an onion, we say. Onions are one of the most popular ingredients in the world — and for good reason. They're versatile vegetables that can take recipes from drab to delicious.

White onions have thin skins that easily peel away from the layers underneath. White onions are generally the size of a baseball or a softball. These onions are available throughout the year and don't change flavor from season to season.

White onions are especially popular in Mexican and Latin American cuisines. They are comparable to yellow onions but have a milder and sweeter flavor. White onions should be your go-to choice if you need to add raw onion to a dish, but you don't want it to take over the other flavors. If you're preparing a dish that requires onions for people who don't particularly enjoy the taste of onion, white onions are a great option.

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FAQs About White Onions

White onions have plenty of benefits to offer the human body. They're very low in calories and have almost no fat, cholesterol, or sodium. However, they are fairly nutrient-rich, full of antioxidants and amino acids necessary for bodily functions. Below are some of the basic nutrition facts for a whole medium white onion (about 94 grams). The percentages are based on a daily recommended value for a 2,000-calorie diet.
  • Calories: 41
  • Total fat: 0.2 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Sodium: 2.8 milligrams (0% DV)
  • Potassium: 156 milligrams (4% DV)
  • Total carbohydrates: 9.5 grams (3% DV)
  • Dietary fiber: 1.3 grams (5% DV)
  • Sugars: 1.3 grams
  • Vitamin C: 8.1% DV
  • Calcium: 1.6% DV
  • Iron: 1.3% DV

Store your white onions in a cool and dry spot in your kitchen, such as your pantry or counter. Make sure the storage space is ventilated to allow moisture to escape and keep your onions from stinking up any smaller spaces you keep them in. This means no storing your onions in plastic bags. Properly stored, white onions can stay fresh for up to a month, or even a couple of months if you have a cellar or a cool garage to keep them in.

Do not refrigerate your whole white onions, as the air in refrigerators can turn their starches into sugars, speeding up the decaying process. However, if you have leftovers from a cut onion, you should keep those in the refrigerator.

White onions are pretty good about letting you know when they have gone bad. Visual cues include signs of mold, discoloration, or sprouts. If you feel the onion and find that it is soft, it's time to throw that onion out. You should also smell your onion. If it smells like anything besides a fresh onion, you might want to toss it in the trash or compost.

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