They belong to the Liliaceae family, the same as garlic and leeks belong. It’s a biennial plant with an underground reduced stem. The bulb isn’t a root but an underground thickening of the stem. The actual root is formed by the strands that grow in the inferior part of the bulb.

The main origin for onions is Central Asia, and the secondary one is the Mediterranean. There is proof of it being grown from 3200 years BC. A scripture found in the Egyptian pyramids proves it was worshipped as a deity and along with garlic it had an important place in the diet of the slaves that worked on the construction of the pyramids. It’s also mentioned in the Bible and the Koran.

It reached America thanks to the first settlers. Nowadays it is grown all over the world.

Nutritional information (0.1 kg)
Fiber 1.0 g
Saturates 0.0 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Calcium 114.0 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Zinc 0.0 mg
Vitamin A 0.0 ug
Vitamin C 19.0 g
Folic acid 16.0 ug
Salt (Sodium) 0.0 mg
Sugars 0.0 g
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