Onion Uses & Onion Trivia For National Onion Day
We’ve got onion uses and onion trivia for June 27th, National Onion Day. Onions are a vegetable we may not think a whole lot about. But Americans eat an average of 20-21 pounds per year.
“It’s hard to imagine civilization without onions,” quoth Julia Child. How do we enjoy them?
> The different types of onions and when to use which type.
Why do onions make you cry?
Sulfuric compounds are released when the cells of the onion’s flesh are cut. To cut down on the crying, chill the onion and cut into the root end of the onion last. Our special tip: Wear swim goggles when cutting onions! The reason sweet onions don’t make you cry is because there’s little sulphur in the soil where they’re grown.
One medium onion contains how many calories?
Just 45 calories. A one-cup serving of raw onions contains 64 calories.
What cocktail is garnished with an onion?
The Gibson is garnished with a pickled pearl onion, called a cocktail onion. According to The Webtender, these lesser-known cocktails are also garnished with a cocktail onion: Gent Of The Jury, Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster #2, Patton Martini, and the Yellow Rattler.
What should you eat to get rid of onion breath?
Chew on parsley.
What city was known as The Big Onion?
Before it was known as the Big Apple, New York City was called the Big Onion because it was “a place from which you could peel off layer after layer without ever reaching the core” [source]. However, Chicago is more rightly called called the Big Onion: “Chicago” is the French interpretation of the local Miami-Illinois Nation’s word shikaakwa, which means “stinky Onion” after garlic (not onion) plant that grew along the Chicago River [source].
More Onion Trivia
Trivia is courtesy of the National Onion Association.