Onions are both a spice and a vegetable and are one of the most widely used ingredients in all types of recipes today.
Basically, there are 3 types of onions; small, medium and large.
So, how much do onions weigh?
A small onion of 1-2 inches in diameter will weigh approximately 2.46 ounces (70grams).
A medium 2-3-inch onion will weigh around 3.88 ounces (110 grams).
Finally, a large 3-3.5-inch onion will weigh around 5.29 ounces (150 grams).
Yellow onions are the most common and the ones you will most likely use for French onion soup along with your other dishes.
Next up we have red onions which are fantastic for grilling.
White onions are mostly used for salads as well as been widely used in Mexican cooking.
The size of an onion can range from one inch in diameter for yellow and white onions to 4.5 -inches and above for all varieties.
An onion will typically be made up of 1.7% fiber, 9% carbohydrates and 89% water. Along with other nutrients, onions are healthy and can lower blood pressure.
Why Onions Make You Cry
Have you ever wondered why onions make you cry?
This is due to a gas which is released when you cut into them. The gas is a type of Sulphur and your eyes release water to get rid of the gas.
~ Fun Fact ~
Did you know that during the middle ages red onions were a type of currency? People actually paid for things using nothing but red onions. Imagine doing that today?