Quick! What do you think is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions? Right you are. “Lose weight and eat healthier foods.”
Just another reason that this is a good time to be in the onion industry, because as we all know, onions are low in calories (60 for an entire medium onion), are fat free and low sodium and provide 200 mg of potassium per onion. They also provide fiber.
And they taste great, all of which is good info to convey to consumers.
Click on the “Healthy Eating” tab at vidaliaonion.org and you’ll find the nutritional benefits of eating onions part of the overarching message by the Vidalia Onion Committee.
Vidalias are in the ground now, with an expected April 20 start for this year’s shipping season.
The tab page sets the stage with “Vidalia Onions: Sweet Goodness in Every Slice” as a head and “Vidalia onions are a good source of Vitamin C. Best of all, they are fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free. In this section, you can find out about the surprising uses of onions throughout history, how to prepare Vidalia onions today, exactly why Georgia” posted beneath.
The half-dozen tabs under the topic include “Why We’re Sweet,” which explains the Vidalia soil, climate, seed variety, research and growing conditions – why a Vidalia is a seasonal onion.
“Healing and Folklore” has fun facts and uses for onions through the ages, and the “Nutritional Chart” shows the calorie/carb/protein/mineral value of an onion.
“How to Prepare” is great info for raw and cooked uses for the famed sweet, and “Storage and Handling” explains the shelf life of the fresh onion and even gives some tips on how to preserve them.