10/16/2014

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Can you imagine a recipe without the onions in it? If you’ve been eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, you would be wise to add an onion a day to that regimen. This wonderful bulb-vegetable, one of the oldest edible food sources known to humankind, is found in a bewildering array of recipes and preparations, be it your favorite salad, or mouth-watering gravy or curries. It has also been in used in traditional medicines since ancient times for its health promoting and curative properties.


Sharp, pungent smell of onions is due to its sulfur compound- allyl sulphide (gas).The gas when mixed with moisture (water), converts into sulfuric acid. Allyl sulphide is concentrated more at the ends, especially at its root end. Its effect can be minimized by immersing the trimmed bulb in cold water for few minutes before you chop or slice it. Spanish red onions are generally less strongly flavored than white or brown varieties, which makes them ideal for use in raw salads.

Raw onions are readily available during all the seasons. Depending on the variety, they can be sharp, spicy, tangy and pungent or mild and sweet. In the store, they are available in fresh, frozen, canned, pickled, powdered, and dehydrated forms.



As one of the oldest cultivated plants, onions do not disappoint in terms of nutrition. They’re a very good source of vitamins C, phosphorus and potassium. They are also good in mineral manganese. Manganese is required as a co-factor for anti-oxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. In addition, isothiocyanate anti-oxidants in them help provide relief from cold and flu by exerting anti-inflammatory actions.

Onions are also good in B-complex group of vitamins like pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folates and thiamin. Pyridoxine or vitamin B-6 helps keep up GABA levels in the brain, which works against neurotic conditions.


At home, store them in cool dark place away from moisture and humid conditions, where they keep fresh for several days. They can also keep well in the refrigerator. However, you should use them immediately once you remove from the refrigerator since they tend to spoil if kept at room temperature for a longer periods.



Choose which one satisfies your needs:


110g
Onion, raw
Young green, tops
Boiled, without salt
Onion flavored rings
kcal
44
29,7
48
553
Protein, g
1,2
1,1
1,5
6,3
Carbohydrates, g
10,3
6,3
11,2
70
Fat, g
0,1
0,5
0,2
27
B6, mg (% RDA)
0,1 (10%)
0,1 (10%)
0,1 (10%)
0,2 (12%)
Vitamin C, mg        (% RDA)
8,1 (11%)
15 (20%)
5,7 (8%)
0
Manganese, mg       (% RDA)
0,1 (8%)
0,2 (9%)
0,2 (9%)
0,2 (9%)
Folate, mcg           (% RDA)
21 (5%)
33 (8%)
16,5 (4%)
184 (46%)
Phosphorus, mg      (% RDA)
32 (5%)
28 (4%)
38,5 (6%)
88 (12%)
Potassium, mg        (% RDA)
161 (3%)
175 (4%)
183 (4%)
126 (3%)
Vitamin K, mcg      (% RDA)
0,4 (0%)
172 (191%)
0,6 (1%)
24 (26%)
Vitamin A, IU                 (% RDA)
2,2 (0%)
4400 (189%)
2,2 (0%)
189 (8%)

29 comments:

  1. Anonymous10/16/2014

    This is a healthful information…

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  2. Anonymous10/16/2014

    I am diabetic and onion juice lower my blood glucose. I have been twice a day for 10 years.

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  3. Anonymous10/16/2014

    Amazing. My daughters asked me about onions and I find gold. God really though things through. Amazing.

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  4. Anonymous10/16/2014

    Yayyy…. Back up for my natural remedy for ear aches!!!! Works!! Used it for years

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  5. Anonymous10/16/2014

    I love finding these ancient God's natural remedies. And without side effects :+)

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  6. Anonymous10/16/2014

    Hope you like the claypot

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  7. Anonymous10/16/2014

    onions have so many benefits!

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  8. Anonymous10/16/2014

    keep upadating about this type of health issues..

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  9. Anonymous10/16/2014

    Great article

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  10. Anonymous10/16/2014

    its very goods for your health

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  11. Anonymous10/16/2014

    I love to have this.

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  12. Anonymous10/16/2014

    very beneficial

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  13. Anonymous10/16/2014

    very good

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  14. Anonymous10/16/2014

    must eat vegetable.

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  15. Anonymous10/16/2014

    thanks to your information about this…….

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  16. Anonymous10/16/2014

    effective

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  17. Anonymous10/16/2014

    But.. keep them away from your cats and dogs because they can make pets very sick

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  18. Anonymous10/16/2014

    Thank you for this valuable health information. Promoted

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  19. Anonymous10/16/2014

    We grow the garlic ones in our garden and love them

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  20. Anonymous10/16/2014

    Small onion bulbs are much tastier than the big ones

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  21. I've always liked onions

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  22. Anonymous4/16/2015

    I love onions! Thank you for the information!

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  23. Onions....delicious!

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  24. Anonymous4/16/2015

    soups are so much better with onions !!

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  25. Gloria4/16/2015

    Do You know that onions should not be stored near potatoes?

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  26. Nataly4/16/2015

    Love onions--especially red/Spanish onions.

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  27. Will be eating more of them now! Thanks

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  28. Will be eating more of them now! Thanks

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