Trivia

What compound in onions brings tears to your eyes?

Sulfuric compounds. To cut down on the crying, chill the onion and cut into the root end of onion last.

How many pounds of fresh and storage type onions does the average American eat per year?

18.3 pounds.

How many truck loads of onions are consumed each day?

Nearly 350 semi-truck loads.

What country boasts the highest per capita consumption of onions?

Libya, with 66.8 pounds of onions consumed per person each year.

How many calories are in a serving of onions?

30 calories.

What are the three colors of onions sold in most grocery stores?

Yellow, red, and white.

How many acres of onions are planted in the United States each year?

145,000 acres.

How many onion farmers are there in the United States?

About 1200.

What cocktail is traditionally garnished with a pearl onion? The Gibson. According to the Webtender (online bartender), the Gent of the Jury, Patton Martini, Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster #2 and the Yellow Rattler also call for a cocktail onion.

According to an old English Rhyme, the thickness of an onion skin can help predict what?

The severity of the winter. Thin skins mean a mild winter is coming while thick skins indicate a rough winter ahead.

Where are specialty sweet onions grown?

Gentle, sweet onions are grown in several parts of the United States including Arizona (The Grand Canyon Sweet), California (Sweet Imperials and Coachella Sweets), Georgia (Vidalia Sweets), Hawaii (Maui Sweets), New Mexico (Nu-Mex Sweets and Carzalia Sweets), Texas (Texas Spring Sweets, 1015s and Super Sweets) and Washington (Walla Walla Sweets).

What should you eat to get rid of onion breath?

Parsley.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much did the largest onion ever grown weigh?

10 pounds 14 ounces. It was grown by V. Throup of Silsden, England.

What Beatles song has "onion" in its title?

Glass Onion. (The White Album)

In what famous story was the Seven-of-Spades threatened to be beheaded for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions?

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.