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Nutrition and buying tips: Onion

Regency onion slices dehydrated

All values below are per 1 tsp (2.4g) of dried onion.

Proximates
Water 0.13g
Energy 8kcal
Protein 0.25g
Total lipid (fat) 0.02g
Carbohydrate, by difference 1.90g
Fiber, total dietary 0.4g
Sugars, total 0.16g

Minerals
Calcium, Ca 9mg
Iron, Fe 0.09mg
Magnesium, Mg 3mg
Phosphorus, P 8mg
Potassium, K 24mg
Sodium, Na 2mg
Zinc, Zn 0.10mg

Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.6mg
Thiamin 0.011mg
Riboflavin 0.002mg
Niacin 0.008mg
Vitamin B-6 0.017mg
Folate, DFE 2µg
Vitamin B-12 0.00µg
Vitamin A, RAE 0µg
Vitamin A, IU 0IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), 0.01mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg
Vitamin D 0IU
Vitamin K 0.1µg

Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.005g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.005g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.007g
Cholesterol 0mg

Tips on buying quality dried onion

Besides buying fresh onion, Our recommendation is to to buy whole onion slices or flakes whenever possible. We have covered in huge detail what happens here, particularly with onion and garlic when buying pre-powdered. Usually the most unsightly and even unhygienic parts of the herb is used when powdering, such as roots, stems, skins, uncleaned, brown and old pieces! In case you’re unsure, please refer to our quality and grade standards here when buying good quality whole onion slices.

Data taken from United States Department of Agriculture


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