• Always prepared to keep a body healthy.

  • Serious disease fighting skills

  • Ready for anything

The Onion — Nature's Ninja

From offense to defense, the onion fights to keep your body healthy

No longer the humble onion, this phenom of Mother Nature deserves higher praise for its stealth, its endurance and its adaptability. It’s both an offensive and defensive character in that while it can be ascribed as a preventative nutrient to ward off diseases, it’s also a major action hero, slaying disease and bacteria just to get to the table.

Consider these Ninja qualities:

» Assassins — Onions don’t have a lot of vengeance in them, but they’ll slay a foe.

» Survivors — From its hard, papery skin keeping bacteria at bay to its pungent juices preserving itself, the onion was built to survive the elements.

» Master of Disguise — From the outside, the onion seems unassuming and simple. But there’s a warrior inside ready to fight disease, perhaps engage in a little espionage to keep disease at bay.

» Resourceful — Onions also have many properties to keep those who eat it healthy — while it helps sustain a healthy gut, it can also help your mental health – have you have a good cry lately?

» Adaptable — It can tempt the taste buds in a variety of forms to create just the right mixture of tastes to add the perfect touch to your meals.

» Stealthy — Who hasn’t minced an onion to slip into recipes without being noticed? We know chefs who sweat onions and turn the onions into a puree to add the right amount of flavor to their dishes.

Click here to find some health-conscious onion recipes.

Onion Nutrition Facts

In the rush to gather health information on the processed foods we eat, it can be easy to forget to check the nutritional facts of vegetables like the onion.

Onions are:

High in vitamin C.

A good source of fiber.

Only 64 calories per one-cup serving.

Sodium, fat, and cholesterol free.

Research has made the benefits of knowing the nutritional facts of vegetables clear: An active lifestyle combined with a high intake of fruits and vegetables have been associated with a variety of health benefits highlighted in the health research section.


Onion Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Medium Onion (148g)

Percent Daily Values*

Calories

64

3%

Total Carbohydrate

11 g

4%

Total Fat

0

0%

Cholesterol

0

0%

Dietary Fiber

3 g

12%

Sugars

9 g

 

Protein

1.6 g

3%

Vitamins

 

 

Vitamin A

3 IU

0%

Vitamin C

11.8 mg

20%

Vitamin B6

0.2 mg

9%

Folate

28.5 mcg

7%

Minerals

 

 

Calcium

36.8 mg

4%

Iron

.3 mg

2%

Magnesium

15 mg

4%

Phosphorus

43.5 mg

4%

Potassium

190 mg

5%

Sodium

6.4

0%

Zinc

.3 mcg

2%

Copper

0.1 mg

3%

Manganese

0.2 mcg

10%

Selenium

0.7 mcg

1%

Fluoride

1.8 mcg

 

Other

 

 

Alcohol

0.0 g

 

Water

143 g

 

Ash

0.6 g

 

Caffeine

0.0 mg

 

*Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Source: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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