Calculate Your Onion Needs with Our Onion Preparation Information & Yield Amounts

Onion Preparation Times
Onion Size 2½” 3″ 3½” 4″ 4½”
minutes 
per 
pound
pounds 
per 
hour
minutes 
per 
pound
pounds 
per 
hour
minutes 
per 
pound
pounds 
per 
hour
minutes 
per 
pound
pounds 
per 
hour
minutes 
per 
pound
pounds 
per 
hour
Peeling 1.66 36 .99 60 .65 92 .45 132 .33 182
Cutting Slabs 2.66 22 1.99 30 1.65 36 1.45 40 1.33 45
Making Rings 5.66 10 4.32 14 3.64 16 3.24 18 3.00 20
Cutting Slivers 3.69 16 2.99 20 2.65 22 2.45 24 2.33 25
Dicing 3.99 15 3.32 18 2.98 20 2.78 21 2.66 22
Mincing 3.02 20 2.35 25 2.01 30 1.81 33 1.69 35
Onion Yield Data
Onion Size 2½” 3″ 3½” 4″ 4½”
Raw Onion
Average Weight
4.34
ounces
7.27
ounces
11.09
ounces
16.17
ounces
21.62
ounces
Raw Onion
Weight Range
3.71 – 5.33
ounces
6.26 – 9.23
ounces
10.06 – 12.32
ounces
15.00 – 18.06
ounces
20.85 – 22.07
ounces
Usable Peeled Onion
Per Raw Onion Weight
73.54% 77.72% 78.54% 80.77% 81.64%
Peeled Onion
Weight Range
2.47 – 4.68
ounces
4.81 – 7.84
ounces
7.70 – 10.11
ounces
11.46 – 15.64
ounces
15.90 – 18.96
ounces
Usable Onion Slabs
Per Raw Onion Weight
61.75% 64.65% 69.43% 73.28% 74.19%
Usable Onion Slabs
Average Amount
3.27
slabs
4.08
slabs
4.58
slabs
5.17
slabs
6.58
slabs
Usable Onion Slabs
Range
3 – 4
slabs
4 – 5
slabs
4 – 5
slabs
5 – 6
slabs
6 – 8
slabs
Usable Onion Rings
Per Raw Onion Weight
54.38% 58.73% 64.83% 69.08% 69.47%
Usable Onion Rings
Average Amount
15.55
rings
21.91
rings
31.33
rings
38.25
rings
49.75
rings
Usable Onion Rings
Range
12 – 19
rings
16 – 27
rings
24 – 38
rings
30 – 49
rings
38 – 59
rings
Usable Onion Slivers
Per Raw Onion Weight
72.65% 72.36% 76.49% 79.55% 79.41%
Usable Onion Diced
Per Raw Onion Weight
69.56% 76.35% 77.20% 78.43% 79.22%
Measure Diced Onions
Per Raw Onion Weight
2.47 cups 
per pound
2.71 cups 
per pound
2.74 cups 
per pound
2.79 cups 
per pound
2.82 cups 
per pound
Usable Minced Onions
Per Raw Onion Weight
68.59% 74.95% 76.27% 74.74% 77.08%
Measure Minced Onions
Per Raw Onion Weight
4.38 cups 
per pound
4.80 cups 
per pound
4.88 cups 
per pound
4.78 cups 
per pound
4.93 cups 
per pound