Peeled Pearl Onions

Carl Sandburg at one time stated that life itself is like an onion: "It has a bewildering number of layers; you peel them off, one by one, and sometimes you cry." Younger people today will remember that the animated character Shrek, described himself, an ogre, as being like an onion. Peeled pearl onions are actually quite sweet and mild. They are available in several colors: white, red and gold. The dainty pearl onion is about ¾ to 1 ¼ in diameter. The convenient size is perfect for soups, casseroles, or stews and they've even been known to show up in a martini. Red pearl onions are exceptionally crispy and like the other colors, can be enjoyed whole or grilled as kabobs. Despite their pungent reputation, onions contain valuable chemicals, that are believed to lower blood pressure and increase circulation. Loaded with Vitamins A and C, peeled pearl onions should be stored for short periods only.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 85 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Calories from fat:
  • Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Total Carbs: 12g
    • Fiber: g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 4%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 0%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Cocktail onion
  • Baby onion

Store 36 to 38°F. Keep in a jar or closed container. This product should not be stored for more than one week, rotate inventory frequently.

  • Allium cepa

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