NATIONAL ONION DAY
Through all the years — and sometimes tears — National Onion Day on June 27th recognizes the flavor and aroma the bulb of the allium family brings to numerous recipes.
Whether we choose a sweet, white, red, or the ever-favorite yellow, we count on the onion to enhance the flavor of our savory recipes. They pair well with meats and salads, making the versatile onion a cooking powerhouse. Added to eggs or pickled, it’s the required seasoning next to our salt and pepper.
While the onion packs in the flavor with very few calories, it’s also rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Add onions to every meal to increase your dietary fiber and vitamin B6. As a bonus, you won’t be adding any cholesterol. With so many varieties to choose from, onions provide plenty of opportunities for us to relish the benefits.
Although we cook with onions for the flavor punch, they also serve up an economic boost, too. As an industry, onions add $6 billion to U.S. markets. From farm to distribution to grocers and restaurants, onions generate economic growth throughout the year.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalOnionDay
Be sure to add fresh onion for a punch of flavor to your favorite dish. No matter how you slice it, the onion brings some of the best flavors together! Whether you like to caramelize it or pickle it, tell us how you love to cook with onions!
Try these mouth-watering recipes from the National Onion Association:
While you’re cooking, be sure to use #NationalOnionDay to share your best recipes and tips on social media.
NATIONAL ONION DAY HISTORY
The National Onion Association founded National Onion Day on June 27, 2019, to honor the anniversary of the association. They represent almost 500 onion growers, shippers, packers, and associated members across the country, and they officially incorporated on June 27, 1913, in Ohio. The association celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.
On June 25, 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Onion Day to be observed annually on June 27th.
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