The humble onion is among the most consumed vegetable species in the world, raw or cooked it is an indispensible ingredient in all cuisines.
Scientists have recently discovered that flavenoids found in onions may protect people from heart disease.
The modest onion helps maintain a healthy immune system, a vital first defence in protecting the body from illness
Can be used in so many dishes... Soups, casseroles, pizzas, pies, with pasta, in salads, sauces, chutneys, stir fries.
Can be prepared or cooked in many ways... microwaved, sauteed, fried, boiled, baked, roasted or pickled. Often a perfect base to any stock, soup, casserole or burger.
A compound known as quercetin is found in onions, which are broken down by the body & helps prevent chronic inflammation that results in the thickening of the arteries, blood clotting in the arteries etc... Thus decreasing the risk of heart disease.
Onions can be used to lower high body temperature during fever. Cut an onion into 2 halves.
Place each half on the bottom of your feet.
Wear a pair of socks overnight to bring down your fever.
The onion will draw out the toxins & illness from your body.
Relieves Cold & Chest Congestion
Make a paste of onions & and mix with it some coconut oil.
Apply the paste on your chest & cover your chest with a towel.
You can also do this before bedtime & keep it overnight by wearing a t-shirt.
Cut an onion into two halves & on the inner side of each half, apply 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
Close the 2 halves with each other & keep it inside a jar.
Let it sit for an hour.
Take this twice a day to prevent cough.
|Serving size: ½ cup chopped - 88g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.09||0.1%||0.1|
|- saturated (g)||trace||0%||trace|
|- sugars (g)||7.0||8%||8|
|Dietary fibre (g)||1.4||5%||1.6|
|Vitamin C (mg)||6.2||16% RDI*||7.1||A source of vitamin C|
|Niacin (mg)||0.88||9% RDI*||1|
|Folate (µg)||15||7% RDI*||17|