The onion is so packed with nutrition you’d think it wouldn’t taste good. But nature has a way of making this vegetable good on all fronts. Not only does it have vitamins and minerals, and is naturally fat and cholesterol-free, it’s a great source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, and other key nutrients. Onions contain the flavonoid quercetin, which acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body. When you eat onions, you’re naturally protecting yourself from high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
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Onion Nutrition Facts
|Serving Size – 1 medium onion||Percent Daily Values|
|Total Carbohydrate||11 g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g||11%|
|Vitamin A||3 IU||0%|
|Vitamin C||11.8 mg||20%|
|Vitamin B6||0.2 mg||9%|
Source: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)