Vidalia Onions
Ingredients: Descriptions and Photos

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Vidalia Onions

(Onions, Vidalia) We love the consistently sweet taste of raw Vidalia onions on our salads and on sandwiches, but we do not consider then worth the higher cost for cooked recipes, as all varieties of onions seem to sweeten with cooking. We find them in the markets beginning in late spring, and only purchase them when they are firm, and free of mold or rotting. According to the literature, this sweet taste results from growing them in the low sulfur content soils in the Vidalia area, and surrounding counties of Georgia, which according to the law is the only state that they can be grown in and have the name "Vidalia". These requirements go even further and state that Vidalia varieties include the hybrid yellow granex, varieties of granex parentage, or other similar varieties recommended by the Vidalia Onion Committee and approved by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The onions were first grown near Vidalia, Georgia, in the early 1930s. Mose Coleman is considered the person who discovered the sweet Vidalia Onion variety in 1931. We could not find specific nutritional information for Vidalia onions, probably since it is considered more of a brand name than a variety, thus we have included the nutritional information for sweet onions.

Onions, sweet, raw

Refuse: 16%  (Stem, root, and two outermost layers)
Scientific Name:  Allium cepa
NDB No: 11294 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 onion
-------
331g
Proximates
Water
g
91.24
8
0.162
302.00
Energy
kcal
32
0
0.000
106
Energy
kJ
133
0
0.000
440
Protein
g
0.80
7
0.022
2.65
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.08
8
0.008
0.26
Ash
g
0.34
7
0.058
1.13
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
7.55
0
0.000
24.99
Fiber, total dietary
g
0.9
7
0.044
3.0
Sugars, total
g
5.02
0
0.000
16.62
Sucrose
g
0.72
8
0.041
2.38
Glucose (dextrose)
g
2.26
7
0.087
7.48
Fructose
g
2.02
8
0.046
6.69
Lactose
g
0.02
8
0.019
0.07
Maltose
g
0.00
8
0.000
0.00
Galactose
g
0.00
4
0.000
0.00
Starch
g
0.00
4
0.000
0.00
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
20
8
2.057
66
Iron, Fe
mg
0.26
7
0.011
0.86
Magnesium, Mg
mg
9
8
0.421
30
Phosphorus, P
mg
27
8
1.261
89
Potassium, K
mg
119
8
3.872
394
Sodium, Na
mg
8
8
1.995
26
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.13
8
0.014
0.43
Copper, Cu
mg
0.056
8
0.002
0.185
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.076
8
0.008
0.252
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.5
4
0.163
1.7
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
4.8
8
0.328
15.9
Thiamin
mg
0.041
8
0.008
0.136
Riboflavin
mg
0.020
8
0.002
0.066
Niacin
mg
0.133
6
0.007
0.440
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.098
8
0.006
0.324
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.130
8
0.021
0.430
Folate, total
mcg
23
5
1.800
76
Folate, food
mcg
23
5
1.800
76
Choline, total
mg
5.5
0
0.000
18.2
Betaine
mg
0.1
2
0.000
0.3
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
4
0.000
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
1
4
0.000
3
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
4
0.000
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
4
0.000
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
1
4
0.000
3
Lycopene
mcg
0
4
0.000
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
6
4
1.275
20
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.02
4
0.002
0.07
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.00
4
0.004
0.00
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
0.00
4
0.005
0.00
Tocopherol, delta
mg
0.00
4
0.000
0.00
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
Vitamin D
IU
0
0
0.000
0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.3
8
0.031
1.0
Dihydrophylloquinone
mcg
0.0
8
0.000
0.0
Lipids
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0.000
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.009
0
0.000
0.030
Threonine
g
0.018
0
0.000
0.060
Isoleucine
g
0.014
0
0.000
0.046
Leucine
g
0.025
0
0.000
0.083
Lysine
g
0.033
0
0.000
0.109
Methionine
g
0.009
0
0.000
0.030
Cystine
g
0.009
0
0.000
0.030
Phenylalanine
g
0.024
0
0.000
0.079
Tyrosine
g
0.012
0
0.000
0.040
Valine
g
0.020
0
0.000
0.066
Arginine
g
0.111
0
0.000
0.367
Histidine
g
0.011
0
0.000
0.036
Alanine
g
0.017
0
0.000
0.056
Aspartic acid
g
0.067
0
0.000
0.222
Glutamic acid
g
0.177
0
0.000
0.586
Glycine
g
0.020
0
0.000
0.066
Proline
g
0.015
0
0.000
0.050
Serine
g
0.020
0
0.000
0.066
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0.000
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0.000
0
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010)