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Some Interesting Onion Soup Facts and Onion Facts

Onion Soup recipes are gaining popularity nowadays as more people discover this lively and exciting cuisine. Here are some interesting facts about onions, onion soup health and types of French onion soup, which you might not know:

Onions and Health

Onions contain a flavonoid canned quercetin, which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants slow or delay the damage to body tissues and cells caused by oxidization.

Onions are thought to reduce the risk of gastric ulcers, heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis, which is a cardiovascular disease.

Onions are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and folic acid. They also contain iron and calcium. Onions are fat free and low in sodium.

How many calories in French onion soup? Each homemade recipe for French onion soup is different but there are approximately two hundred calories in one serving of canned French onion soup.

Types of Onions for French Onion Soup

Red onions can be used in French onions soup recipes but this type of onion does not keep as long as yellow or white ones. Red onions are also good grilled or used in salads.

White, red, or yellow onions can be dried. They are harvested once the top of the onion has gone brown and withered. Dried onions last a long time and you can rehydrate them for onion soup recipes.

Green onions are sold in the springtime in France. These are larger than scallions and are tasty chopped and served raw as a garnish for French onion soup, other soup recipes, and salads.

Maui onions, which are grown on the island of Maui in Hawaii, are golden yellow and very sweet. They have a high water content and are shaped like a flattened globe. Maui onions are the earliest sweet onion and you can get them from April. These are good for making onion rings as well as using in French onion soup.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello there, I'm Christine. Welcome to my blog where you will find a comprehensive collection of soup recipes for every season, occasion and palate. There are hundreds of soup recipes for you to try out, those which warm you up during the cooler months, and even chilled soups and dessert soups if you want to try something new.

Try making your next soup in the pressure cooker or crockpot, or prepare it in the conventional way. Choose from classics such as potato and leek soup, beef broth, French onion soup, or chicken noodle soup, or investigate a more unusual dish, like our cabbage bean soup or one of the Chinese soup recipes.

In addition to soups, broths and chowders, I have collected stew recipes, along with low-calorie, low-carb and heart-healthy options, so you can make soups which are nutritious and good for you, as well as fresh-tasting and delicious. Here at Amazing Soup Recipes, there are recipes for every taste, many of which are really quick and easy to make.

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