Red onions are a great addition to salads & coleslaws, uncooked, of course
Can be used in so many dishes... Soups, casseroles, pizzas, pies, with pasta, in salads, sauces, gravies, chutneys, stir fries.
Can be prepared or cooked in many ways... microwaved, sauteed, fried, boiled, baked, roasted or pickled.
The humble onion is among the most consumed vegetable species in the world, raw or cooked it is an indispensible ingredient in all cuisines.
Help to lower Cholesterol.
Scientists have recently discovered that flavenoids found in onions may protect people from heart disease.
Onions are the 9th most popular vegetable in New Zealand.
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.
|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|