Red onions, are cultivars of the onion with purplish red skin and white flesh tinged with red.
These onions tend to be medium to large in size and have a mild to sweet flavor. They are often consumed raw, grilled or lightly cooked with other foods, or added as a decoration to salads. They tend to lose their colour when cooked.
Red onions are available throughout the year. They can be stored 3 to 4 months at room temperature.