The denomination of Cebolla Fuentes of Ebro pertains to the region containing the riverbanks of the Ginel River and Ebro River, an area that covers the municipalities Fuentes de Ebro, Mediana de Aragón, Osera de Ebro, Pina de Ebro, Quinto, and Villafranca de Ebro. The onions are characterized by their smooth flavor, with tender layers and no aftertaste. It is a round root with white outer layers, with the exception of the earlier onions, who are a greenish white color.
Other differentiating characteristic is the amount of water it holds making it softer, more tender, and less spicy. This variety is perfect for the kitchen because, among other options, it can be easily caramelized, without sugar, because of its natural sweetness.
The zones in which they cultivate this onion are windy, they have a steppe microclimate, and they have little rainfall, and the soil is fertile. All this, in addition to the traditional and manual techniques that are still used in the process, are what maintain the quality of this product.