View Full Version : Nutritional Benefit of Onions

12-16-2005, 04:28 PM
Ive been eating Stir Frys alot with Mainly alot of onions, and steak ,or chicken

I was wondering is there alot of sugar/carbs in onions?

and is there any nutritional benefit of onions? anytihng inside onions that are good for you? im talking about ( red onions in particular ) but any onion info will do well thanks.

12-16-2005, 04:52 PM
Onions - about 10 gram of carbs in 1 onion (with some fibre)
It is low in calories.

They are a good source of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are basically nutrients from plants. You can read more about it here http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T044200.asp

So, while onions don't have lots of vitamins and minerals, its still good to eat. I think you should focus more about how you are preparing it. Obviously if you deep fry it then it because more of a bad thing than a good thing...

12-16-2005, 05:08 PM
Onions are actually great for the heart and also have anti-bacterial properties. They are very good for you to eat, especially in the winter months to ward of colds and flu. If you can, try chopping up raw onion in salads, much better for you and gives your salads a bit of kick!