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One cup of raw chopped onion has 64 calories, 2 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 7 grams of sugar. It is considered a good source of B6, folate and Potassium. It offers 20% of your daily intake of Vitamin C as well Regular consumption of onions has, like garlic, been shown to lower high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Studies show that onions also help lower your risk for various cancers..
There is pretty much an onion in season all year long. The fall/ winter variety tend to have a more intense taste while spring/summer onions tend to be more delicate.
Store in a loose, non-plastic bag in a cool, dark, dry, well-ventilated place. For longer term, wrap in foil and refrigerate.