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Onions

The onion -Allium cepa L.-, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. They are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys.

Nutrition facts

Average nutrition facts for the 387 products of the Onions category for which nutrition facts are known (out of 932 products).

Nutrition facts
Nutrition facts As sold
for 100 g / 100 ml
Standard deviation Minimum 10th centile Median 90th centile Maximum
Energy 192 kj
(44 kcal)
215 kj
(45 kcal)
0 kj
(0 kcal)
4 kj
(1 kcal)
153 kj
(36 kcal)
485 kj
(116 kcal)
3,240 kj
(781 kcal)
Fat 1.45 g 3.53 g 0 g 0 g 0.3 g 5.7 g 82 g
Saturated fat 0.303 g 1.01 g 0 g 0 g 0 g 1.4 g 50 g
Carbohydrates 6.97 g 5.11 g 0 g 1.5 g 6.2 g 14 g 79 g
Sugars 3.94 g 2.22 g 0 g 0 g 4.2 g 7.7 g 50 g
Fiber 1.9 g 0.765 g 0 g 1 g 1.8 g 3.3 g 41.7 g
Proteins 1.52 g 1.15 g 0 g 0.6 g 1.2 g 3.8 g 100 g
Salt 0.418 g 0.63 g 0 g 0 g 0.03 g 1.7 g 5.08 g
Iron 0.322 mg 0.447 mg 0 mg 0 mg 0.2 mg 1.8 mg 1.8 mg
  • Packaging materials


    Material % of products containing mostly the material Mean packaging weight per 100 g of product (for products that contain mostly the material) % of products containing the material Mean packaging weight per 100 g of product (for products that contain the material) Mean packaging weight per 100 g of product (relative to all products)
    Paper or cardboard 0% 45.5% 0.7 g 0 g
    Plastic 36.4% 12.9 g 54.5% 13 g 7 g
    Glass 18.2% 283.9 g 18.2% 283.9 g 52 g
    Metal 0% 27.3% 0.1 g 0 g
    Unknown 45.5% 0.8 g 54.5% 0.9 g 0 g
    Total - - - - 60 g