Spanish Onion
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  • Small onions with red to deep red coloured skin.
  • Flesh is white with red rings.
  • Also called Spanish or salad onions.
  • Will not store as long as brown onions.
  • Very sweet – can be eaten raw.
  • Not all red onions are mild – some varieties can be quite hot (pungent).
  • Good in salads, or in cooking.
  • Common varieties grown in Australia are Red Marksman, Oaklands Red and Calabrese.
  • Available: all year.

Health Benefits

100g of Spanish Onion yields the following:

  • Calories – 42
  • Total Carbs – 3% of DV
  • Protein – 0.92g
  • Dietary Fibre – 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 11% of DV
  • Calcium – 2% of DV
  • Iron – 1% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

Choose Spanish onions which are clean and have dry skin that is almost paper-like in its crispness. They should feel heavy and firm without any cuts in the surface.

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