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Onions

energetic contribution

60 Cal / 150 gr

nutritional values

Serving size 150 gr.

% Daily value

TOTAL FAT 0%
SATURATED FAT 0%
CHOLESTEROL 0%
SODIUM 2%
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 5%
DIETARY FIBRES 12%
SUGARS 9g
PROTEIN 2 g
VITAMIN A 0%
VITAMIN C 20%
CALCIUM 4%
IRON 2%

origin

Onions are produced in Italy, Germany, Holland, Argentina, France and Chile.

aspect and taste

Italian onions are available on the markets during all the year with many varieties; among them Dorata di Parma, Rossa di Tropea, Ramata di Milano, Bianca precocissima di Barletta e di Pompei, Bianca di Chioggia.

They have got a bulb whose colour depends on the variety, with a round shape for winter varieties and a flat sharp for summer varieties.

maintenance

For a long conservation, keep a temperature of 32-36 degrees F/0-2 centigrade degrees. Keep a good circulation of the air during the conservation; keep the onions away from the direct sun light. Conserve far from food that absorb the smells. Make sure that they are conserved in a well ventilated area.

Feautures

Onions have a balsamic action on gastrointestinal tract, on urinary tract and on respiratory system, they decrease glycaemia level and they are suitable against hypertension.