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Ingredients Descriptions and Photos
Onions, White Sweet


(Onions, White Sweet) We purchased these three inch diameter white sweet onions at a local farm store, where they were sold freshly harvested with the green tops and roots still attached.  Later in the season they continued to sell them, but without the tops and roots, just as they would look in the supermarket.  These white sweet onions are mild tasting and great eaten raw in salads and sandwiches.  Select white sweet onions that are firm to the touch, particularly at the stem end, which is usually where the first signs of spoilage begin.  Also make sure there are no signs of mold, which is usually black.  See the nutritional chart below.

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)

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