The onion is a vegetable and a close relative to the garlic and chive. When chopped, the pungent chemical scents cause people to tear up. The onion is generally cooked, but can be eaten raw as well.
Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:
Spring: SEEDS: Plant outdoors when the soil has dried out from winter storms, or plant indoors in a pot a month prior to moving them outdoors.
Fall: SEEDS: Not recommended.
Preferred Growing Climate: Mild Mediterranean
Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2?
Plant Spacing: 4-6?
Days to Germinate: 4-10 days
Days to Harvest: 60-90 days
Pairs Well With:
Curry, soup, kebabs, most meats
Amount per 100 grams
% Daily Value*
Total fat: 0.1 g ? ?0%
Saturated fat: 0 g ? ?0%
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg ? ?0%
Sodium: 4 mg ? ?0%
Potassium: 146 mg ? ?4%
Total Carbohydrate: 9 g ? ?3%
Dietary fiber: 1.7 g ? ?6%
Sugar: 4.2 g
Protein: 1.1 g ? ?2%
Vitamin A: 0% ? ?Vitamin C: 12%
Calcium: 2% ? ?Iron: 1%
Vitamin D: 0% ? ?Vitamin B-6: 5%
Vitamin B-12: 0% ? ?Magnesium: 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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