Onion

 

Onions contain prebiotic fibre, which is the perfect gut-loving nutrient to keep your gut happy and your mood boosted.

What nutrients in onion boosts mood?
  • Folate (vitamin B9)
  • Vitamin C
  • Prebiotic Fibre
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)
  • Quercetin (antioxidant)
  • Anthocyanin (red onions)

 

*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet.

How To Store And Prepare

Store
  • Container
  • Fridge (if peeled)

Top tip: It’s best to store your whole onions in a cool, dry, dark and well-ventilated room, like a pantry, cellar or basement. Sliced or cut onions can be refrigerated for 7–10 days.

 
Prep
  • Peel
  • Dice
  • Slice
  • Fry
  • Bake
  • BBQ
  • Grill

Top tip: Prevent tears by avoiding cutting the onion root as that’s where the chemicals that cause tears are highly concentrated. Or, you can wear onion goggles!

When Are They In Season?

Onions are available all year-round.

 

How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

Half an onion (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

Did you know?

Onions contain gut-loving fructans which promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut.

Nutrition Information Panel

The nutrition facts for half an onion raw (75g) are:

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

Half an onion (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

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