18 Fun Facts about Onions

There are 18 facts about an onion

1. An Onion is vegetable and also a spice.

2. The longer you cook Onions, the more their taste will change and get more sweeter.

3. An onion is a vegetable with a strong flavour, made up of several layers surrounding each tightly in a round shape, usually brown or red on the outside and white inside.

4. The difference from these green onions is that scallions has little bulb, spring onion has big bulb and green onion is harvested without any bulb.

18 Fun Facts about Onions
Interesting Fun Facts about Onions

5. Keep onion in a cool, dry, dark and ventilated place and also away from potatoes.

6. Spring onion has a large bulb and is usually harvested at the season of spring, which is where it derives it’s named as spring onion.

7. Some Onions are named according to their colour, for example, red onions, yellow Onions, white onions, green onions.

8. Garlic is part of the onion family. Shallot Onions are very similar to garlic.

9. We have bulb Onions such as red onions, white onions, and leaf Onions such as spring onions, leek.

10. Onion is a biannual bulb, but it is usually grown as annual.

11. Both the onion bulb and shoots are edible.

12. Pearl onion can be white, yellow or red in colour and they are very small in size.

13. Sweet Onions derives it’s named because it is sweet. Sweet Onions are sweet because of the less sulfur content in the, which allows the sugar to stand out.

14. The world top onion exporter is Netherlands.

15. Slicing Onions release a sulfur based vapour that irritates the eyes and makes you shed tears.

16. China produces the most Onions of any country on earth.

17. Red onion is the healthiest onion and also it is easy to find.

18. Onions makes you cry because of the sulfur content. It is what give them flavour.

19. There are about 5 different types of onions.



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