- 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.
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.
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.