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Also Known As : Bulb onion, Common onion, Pyaaz
Technical Name : Allium cepa


Taste Profile

Onions have a spicy and pungent taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Onion is used as a main ingredient in many dishes to add flavour and texture.
  2. It is used in salad.

Common names and forms

  1. Chopped onion
  2. Diced onion
  3. Oignon
  4. Onion
  5. Onion Whole
  6. Sliced onion
  7. Small Onion


Onion is a vegetable that belongs to the allium family which also includes garlic, leeks, and chives.

Health benefits

  • Onion contains organosulfur compounds which are beneficial in preventing stomach and colorectal cancer.(1)
  • Onion intake reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men.(1)
  • Folate present in onion might help reduce stress.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose onions that are heavy for their size, firm, and without bruises.


Overeating of onions might cause skin irritation and indigestion.(2)

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