Nutrition Facts – Onions
Not only do onions add flavor to a variety of recipes.
They’re also rich in
nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber.
Onions also contain plant chemicals such as crocetin
and sulfuric compounds which may help to
reduce blood pressure,
and also may help to reduce risk of some
In cell and animal studies these
compounds have been shown to protect
healthy cells from damage by free
and also prevent cancer cells from
Onions and garlic are members of the Allium
family of vegetables.
Population studies have shown that
people who eat
seven servings or more of these foods per
week, have a fifty-five to eighty-five
percent lower risk of the major
forms of cancer. Compared to
people who never, or rarely eat these
foods. In order to get the most health benefits
from your onions
make sure that you chop them finely before
cooking to release those sulfuric compounds.
look for colorful varieties in order to
get the most antioxidants.