Whether used as main ingredient or as garnishing, onions can definitely add flavor to a wide variety of dishes. Onions are used for its fragrance, sharpness and sweetness. This brings a question mark to whether the sweetness in onions is a concern for people with diabetes.
Low Carbohydrates And Calories
Medical experts recommend diabetic patients to eat at least 3 to 5 servings of veggies daily. Hence, adding onion to your salad, sandwiches, stews and soups can help to boost your daily vegetable intake without having to add a huge amount of carbohydrates and calories into your diet. Every 100g (around a medium sized onion) of common onion like red, yellow and white onions, contains around 40 calories and 9 grams of carbohydrates in which 4.2 grams are sugar.
But what about sweet onions?