Red onions are small to large in size, averaging 10-15 centimeters in diameter, and are round to slightly oval in shape. The bulb is wrapped in red-purple thin, papery, parchment-like skin that is delicate and easily flakes off when touched. Underneath the skin, there is a burgundy wine-colored sheath that protects the flesh, and the dark purple flesh is firm, crisp, and coarse with many layers of white and purple rings.
Red onions are crunchy, pungent, sweet, and slightly spicy when raw and when cooked their flavor lessens and grows mildly sweeter.
Due to its mild flavor, many people choose to eat it "raw".Perfect for salads and salads.Fried or stewed, it will serve as an ingredient in sauces for meat or pasta.It is the red variety of onion that makes the popular jam and Indian chutney sauce.
Red onions can be grilled for a smoky flavor. Red onions pair well with eggs, avocados, olive oil, nuts, grilled meats, melting and fresh cheeses andtomatoes.