What compound in onions brings tears to your eyes?
Sulfuric compounds. To cut down on the crying, chill the onion and cut into the root end of the onion last.
How many pounds onions does the average American eat per year? 20-21 pounds.
How many truckloads of onions are consumed each day?
Over 450 semi-truck loads.
What country boasts the highest per capita consumption of onions?
Libya, with 66.8 pounds of onions consumed per person each year.
One medium onion contains how many calories?
45 calories; a one-cup serving contains 64 calories.
What are the three colors of onions sold in most grocery stores?
Yellow, red, and white.
How many acres of onions are planted in the United States each year?
On average, 125,000 acres (excluding onions for dehydration processing).
How many onion farmers are there in the U.S.?
Less than 1,000.
What cocktail is traditionally garnished with a pearl onion?
The Gibson. According to Webtender (online bartender), the Gent of the Jury, Patton Martini, Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster #2, and the Yellow Rattler also call for a cocktail onion.
According to an old English Rhyme, the thickness of an onion skin can help predict what?
The severity of the winter. Thin skins mean a mild winter is coming while thick skins indicate a rough winter ahead.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much did the largest onion ever grown weigh?
10 pounds 14 ounces. It was grown by V. Throup of Silsden, England.
What should you eat to get rid of onion breath?
In which animated movie does the main character compare himself to an onion?
Shrek the ogre in the movie series Shrek states, “Ogres are like onions, they’re made of many layers.”
New York City is known as the Big Apple. Before having that nickname, it was known by a different nickname. What was it?
According to the book *1,000 Places To See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz, New York City was called the Big Onion because it was a place from which you could peel off layer after layer without ever reaching the core.*
What Beatles song has “onion” in the title?
Glass Onion. (The White Album)
In what famous story was the Seven-of-Spades threatened to be beheaded for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions?
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.*
In the Middle Ages, onions were prescribed as medicines. For which ailments were they prescribed? Headaches, snakebites, and hair loss.
In the Middle Ages, onions could be used to pay for what?
They were also used as rent payments and wedding gifts.