Kickin it with onion is excellent for your health, but maybe not so much for your relationships. The backbone of many a recipe, onions have been cultivated for around 5000 years. Wild onions are known to grow all over the world, but the first onions originated in Central Asia. Let’s peel the layers of Nature’s Ninja.
Onions are known by color: Yellow, White, Green, Pearl, and Red.
By region: Spanish, Welsh, Bermuda, Texas, Maui, and Visalia. And, there are
Onions cousins are Leeks, Garlic and Chives.
Onions are one of the most significant sources of antioxidants in the human diet around the world.
Onions are a source of sulfide an amino acid that is the basic building block of protein. Sulfur is a natural blood thinner that helps reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke.
Onions lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Onions protect against bone loss and may even increase bone mass in postmenopausal women.
Studies show onions help reduce the risk for stomach, breast, prostate, and colon cancers.
Careful, some are allergic to onions and those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome are intolerant of onions. Onions are deadly for pets. Don’t feed them any food with onions
Onions can be cut underwater to reduce watering eyes
Cooked onions are less pungent than raw and are great for adding flavor in place of salt.
The average raw onion is only 40 calories, 89% water, has 9.3 grams of carbs, 1.7 grams of fiber and 1.1 grams of protein, and is a source of iron, calcium and the Vitamins A & C.
BTW- Wonions is the term for peeling the underside of the onion.