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Calories in Yellow Onions
Nutrition Facts

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Yellow Onion Calories

One cup of chopped yellow onion contains 115 kcals.

The yellow onion is typically a milder flavored onion in comparison to the white variety.

How White Onions Compare in Nutrition to Yellow Onions

They contain about the same amount of energy as the white variety.

Nutrition Facts for Yellow Onions

Based on one cup of chopped in natural raw state.

Calories = 64 kcals

Calcium = 37 mg's

Protein = 2 grams which is 4% of the recommended daily value [RDA].

Carbohydrates = 15 grams; 5% of RDA

Dietary Fiber = 3.04 grams; 12% RDA

Sugars, Total = 7.01 grams

Sodium = 6.4 mg's

Fats = zero grams including Trans and saturated fats.

Nutrition Facts for Yellow Sauteed Onions

Based on one cup, sauteed.

Caloric value spikes to almost double in comparison to its raw natural state. Kcals equal 107.

Dietary fiber is reduced to 1.48 grams. Total carbohydrate content is 6.84 grams and calcium is reduced to 17 mg's.

Sodium content increases to 10 mg's and lipid content spikes to 10.4 grams with 1.28 grams in the form of saturated fat, but zero Trans fatty acids.

Keeping Calories Low

All onions are naturally low in calories and contain nutritional values. They are a very good source for immunity-boosting Vitamin C, daily dietary fiber and folic acid.

They also contain calcium, iron and protein values. They are naturally low in salt and lipid content.

Quercetin in Onions

Quercetin, an antioxidant compound and flavonoid, is also found in the onion as well as the following 'good for you' foods: red wine, berries, apples, grapes, broccoli, citrus fruits, cherries, capers, green tea, Buckwheat tea, Ginkgo biloba, St. John's wort and American elder. Quercetin contains anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive properties.

Quercetin may be used as a supplement for the following conditions: cancer prevention, diabetes, cataracts, schizophrenia, inflammation, gout, viral and bacterial infections, peptic ulcers, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, enhancement of endurance.

It is not without side effects, some of which are serious, and include the following:

Taken Orally: headache, numbness and tingling.

Intravenously: shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, kidney damage in amounts exceeding 945 milligrams.

Taking more than one gram daily can cause kidney damage.

In Summary

The yellow onion is an excellent natural food to include in the daily diet. It is best served in its raw state based on caloric values. Because of its potent seasoning power, it can used to boost the flavor in foods for a minimal amount of calories.


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