The red onion, which often appears purple in color, provides another way to add flavor and color to recipes without adding many calories.
Why is it good for my body?Onions are high in vitamin C and provide a good source of folic acid and dietary fiber. They also contain calcium and iron and are filled with complex sugars that keep our metabolism healthy.
Where does it come from?The first known cultivation of onions started in Asia over 5,500 years ago and quickly spread around the world. Onions are popular in all types of cuisines and come in many shapes and colors.
How do I store and handle it?Onions can be stored year round. Leave them out in a cool, dry place. They should not be stored in the refrigerator, unless already cut.
What are ways to eat it?Onions are a staple in many recipes. They are used in soups, stews, stir fry, curries, and casseroles. They are also used raw in salads and salsas.
How do I introduce it to first-time tasters?Soaking chopped red onions in water can help cut the strong taste of raw onion.