Onions are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese, and an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Keep onions and potatoes away from fluorescent lighting, which turns them green.
To avoid teary eyes, peel onions under cold water. Water washes away volatile sulfur that causes teary eyes. Those who wear contacts tend not to be affected as much when cutting onions.
The first Walla Walla onions were grown by Peter Pieri in the late 1800's. Many people mistakenly believe that Walla Walla onions are white. While they are white when immature, this confusion comes from misleading labeling. True "Walla Walla Sweets" are a specific variety of yellow sweet onion grown in Walla Walla Washington.
Onions are the vegetable which gave Chicago its name since the Chippewa Indians found these "she-gau-ga-winshe" growing at the site of the modern day city.
The name onion comes from the Latin, "unio" via the French "oignon" and the English "unyun." The onion plant belongs to the Allium family - the same as the narcissus (daffodils).