Red Onion Facts | 1 Minute or Less


Red Onion 

Red onions are used across the globe in many different dishes, it's pretty clear that they add some deliciousness to your meal! Aside from that, they also contain twice the amount of antioxidants compared with other onions. This makes them extremely powerful at eradicating free radicals, mainly due to the rich source of the antioxidant quercetin. This also reduces whole body inflammation considerably. Red onions are also rich in chromium, which works to reduce heart disease, lower blood sugar and prevent diabetes. A few other benefits include improved oral health, better skin, treatment/prevention of the cold, boosts sex drive, and can even be used as an insect repellant! (Jockers, 2018)
Check out its nutritional profile below:
Calories 64.0 (268 kJ) 3%
From Carbohydrate 57.8 (242 kJ)
From Fat 1.3 (5.4 kJ)
From Protein 4.9 (20.5 kJ)
Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Vitamin A 3.2IU 0%
Vitamin C 11.8mg 20%
Vitamin D~ ~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 0.0mg 0%
Vitamin K 0.6mcg 1%
Thiamin 0.1mg 5%
Riboflavin 0.0mg 3%
Niacin 0.2mg 1%
Vitamin B 60.2mg 10%
Folate 30.4mcg 8%
Vitamin B 120.0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.2mg 2%
Choline 9.8mg
Betaine 0.2mg
Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Calcium 36.8mg 4%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Magnesium 16.0mg 4%
Phosphorus 46.4mg 5%
Potassium 234mg 7%
Sodium 6.4mg 0%
Zinc 0.3mg 2%
Copper 0.1mg 3%
Manganese 0.2mg 10%
Selenium 0.8mcg 1%
Fluoride 1.8mcg

Works Cited

Jockers, D. D. (2018). 10 Benefits of Red Onions and How To Use Them. Retrieved from Dr Jockers: https://drjockers.com/10-benefits-red-onions/



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