These white salad onions come from Spain. They are a round white onion which has a sweeter and characteristic milder flavour. These are sweeter onions having more residual sugar than more common varieties and make an ideal choice to add some flavour to a simple salad. You may not think such a pale coloured common place veg would be that important nutritionally but you would be wrong. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and have been linked to reduced risk of cancer, lower blood sugar levels and improved bone health. They are high on the health benefits list so don’t stint with the onions.
Onions are best stored in a cool, dark, well ventilated place like other varieties of onion. If preparing onions irritates your eyes, there are a few tricks that you can employ. Use a very sharp knife and have the onions well chilled before you cut them or chop them under the extractor fan over your cooker.
A typical 100g portion of raw onion provides 9.6g carbohydrate, 0g fat, 1.2g fibre, 1.1g protein and just under 43 calories.