Golden onions are small to medium in size, are globular in shape with rounded to slightly tapered ends. The bulb is encased in a light yellow to copper, dry, papery skin. The flaky, layered skin surrounds a white to cream-colored translucent flesh. The ringed flesh is firm, crisp, and juicy. Golden onions are crunchy with a pungent flavor when raw, and when cooked, they develop a nutty, mild flavor with sweet undertones. Golden onions are a good source of vitamin C and fiber.