Did you know? Fun Onion Facts!
The three most common onion colors are yellow, red, and white.
There are less than 1,000 onion farmers in the United States. Altogether, about 125,000 acres of onions are planted in the US each year.
One serving of onion contains 45 calories.
The average American eats almost 18.8 pounds of fresh and storage type onions every year. To keep up, that’s 350 semi-truck loads of onions per day!
The country that eats the most onions per capita is Libya, where each person eats about 66.8 lbs of onions every year.
According to an old English Rhyme, the thickness of an onion skin can help predict the severity of the winter. Thin skins mean a mild winter is coming while thick skins indicate a rough winter ahead.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest onion ever grown, weighed 10 pounds 14 ounces. It was grown by V. Throup of Silsden, England.
Pace Foods (picante sauce & salsas) uses about 21 million pounds of fresh onions every year.
If you eat onions you can get rid of onion breath by eating parsley.
Yellow onions make up more than 75% of the world’s production of onions.
The official state vegetable of Georgia is the Vidalia onion.
The official state vegetable of Texas is the Texas Sweet onion.
In Blue Hill, Nebraska, no female wearing a “hat that would scare a timid person” can be seen eating onions in public.