Yellow Onion Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Yellow Onion.


There are 41 calories in Yellow Onion.


Nutrition Facts
Yellow Onion
Serving Size:


medium (94 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 1.6
Calories 41

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.2 grams

Saturated Fat 0 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 2.8 milligrams

Potassium 156 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 9.5 grams

Dietary Fiber 1.3 grams

Sugars 4.4 grams
Protein 1.3 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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What is considered a yellow onion?

Yellow onions have a nice balance of astringency and sweet in their flavor, becoming sweeter the longer they cook. They are usually fist-sized with fairly a fairly tough outer skin and meaty layers. Spanish onions are a particular kind of yellow onion and we find them to be slightly sweeter and more delicate in flavor.

Is yellow onion same as Sweet Onion?

Sweet onions are much less pungent, and yes, sweeter, than yellow onions. They break down quickly and aren’t very complex, so it’s best not to use them in lieu of regular yellow onions as an aromatic flavor. Unlike other onions, sweet onions spoil quickly and should be stored in the fridge.

What is the difference between a yellow onion and a white onion?

The Appearance and Taste of a White Onion vs Yellow Onion

The main difference between yellow and white onions is the flavor. Yellow onions have a taste balanced between pungent and sweet, making them an all-purpose onion, while white onions have a more intense flavor that doesn’t go over well in some dishes.

Is yellow onion same as red?

Red onions have a deep purple skin and reddish flesh, but do they really taste different than yellow onions? They are quite like yellow onions in flavor when cooked, and slightly milder when served raw. Their deep color is what makes these attractive added to salads, and other foods for presentation.

What is closest to a yellow onion?

Red onions will sometimes lend a red tinge to your cooking, but are a decent flavor substitute for yellow or white onions.

What are other names for yellow onions?

Yellow Onions

Old yeller.” If a recipe doesn’t specify, chances are it’s calling for one of these old faithfuls (also called brown onions). In fact, nearly 90 percent of all storage onions grown in the U.S. are yellow. They’re severe when raw but mellow when sautéed, roasted, or caramelized.

Is a brown onion a yellow onion?

The most commonly used onions are yellow onions, which are also called brown onions because of their thick brown skin. They work in almost anything, which is why they’re often referred to as all-purpose onions.

Can I substitute white onion for yellow onion?

That being said, white onions are a totally acceptable substitute for yellow, especially if you’re cooking them. Based on conventional wisdom, white onions are milder and crisper than yellow, which is why you might want to use them thinly sliced in a salad, chopped in pico de gallo or in other raw preparations.