Onion is one of the important condiments widely used in all households through the year. Onions may be eaten raw, fried and pickled. The green leaves and immature and mature bulbs are eaten raw or used in preparation of vegetables. Onions are used in soups, sauces and for seasoning foods. The small bulbs are pickled in vinegar. Recent research has suggested that onions in the diet may play a part in preventing heat stroke and other ailments. Onion bulb is rich in phosphorus, calcium and carbohydrates.
Onion is commercially grown in District Noshki. The agro-climatic condition in the District is suitable for onion bulb and seed production Onion is a cool season plant, with optimum temperature for seed germination ranging from 20-25C.
Raw onions are very low in calories, with only 40 calories per 3.5 ounces (100 grams).
By fresh weight, they are 89% water, 9% carbs, and 1.7% fiber, with tiny amounts of protein and fat.
The main nutrients in 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of raw onions:
- Calories: 40
- Water: 89%
- Protein: 1.1 grams
- Carbs: 9.3 grams
- Sugar: 4.2 grams
- Fiber: 1.7 grams
- Fat: 0.1 grams
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