It’s hard to imagine a civilization without onions.”- Julia Child
When buying onions, choose those that are heavy for their size with dry, papery skins, and that show no signs of spotting or moistness. Avoid onions that are soft or sprouting Young. onions are sweeter than old ones. They should have absolutely NO SMELL whatever. If they do, they are probably bruised somewhere under the skin and are on their way out.
NO MORE TEARS
freeze the onion before cutting. The sulphuric compound that leads to tears will not react as quickly when it’s cold. However, don’t freeze it for too long because it can affect taste. 10 minutes should do it.
Fresh as well as cooked onions have anti-platelet adhesiveness, which helps in preventing thrombosis.
Onion has been found to be very good for those suffering from high blood pressure.
Onion helps reduce inflammation and is therefore, beneficial for those suffering from Neuritis, Vertigo and Bronchitis.
Onion, being a diuretic, increases the secretion of urine.
Onions are rich in flavanoids and thus, provide protection against cardiovascular disease.
Onions are very good for the health of hair, finger, toe nails, and eyes.
Onions contain a number of sulfides that help in lowering blood lipids.
Onions have anti-allergy properties, apart from being slightly laxative.
Onions help drain out mucus from the cavities and loosen phlegm, in turn alleviating the symptoms of sinus.
Onions help the body in destroying worms and other parasites.
Researches have revealed that onions prolong longevity.
Since onions have the property of helping lower blood sugar, they are good for those suffering from diabetes.
The extracts of onion, being rich in a variety of sulfides, provide some protection against tumor growth.
Onions have been found to be helpful in the alleviation of the following ailments:
- Bacterial Infections