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Onions


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Description

The Onions, also known as the bulb onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. Onions are cultivated and used around the world. The Major producers of onions are China, India, USA, Egypt, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, and Brazil.

Description:

Onions are the indispensable vegetable, the strong cornerstone of modern cooking around the world. The Onions are available in many variations of color, shape, and size. The color varies from white to red, shape from spherical to conical. They should be firm and a light skin cover found over the surface of the bulb. Onions are also available in the processed form, as dried flakes and powder. They are used in whole, sliced, chopped, diced or liquidized.

Varieties:

There are many varieties of Onions are mentioned below:

  • Yellow Onions
  • Sweet Onion
  • White Onion
  • Red Onions
  • Shallots
  • Green Onions
  • Leeks

Storage:

The Onions can be stored in cool, dry, well-ventilated place for about four weeks. Dry onions can be stored for several months.

Uses:

They are used as an ingredient in various dishes. They can be used in a versatile way like; baked, boiled, braised, grilled, fried, roasted, sautéed and eaten raw in salads. Onions are used as a thickening agent for curries and gravies.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Lower Cholesterol
  • Reduces Blood Sugar
  • Act as Anti-inflammatory
  • Improve Immunity
  • Improves Digestion
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Protect Heart Health
  • Cure Allergy
  • Cure Ear Disorder
  • Promote Respiratory Health
  • Increase Bone Density
  • Improve vision
  • Prevent Blood Clot
  • Enhance Brain Health

Nutritional Value of Onions:

Nutritional Value of Onions contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                              40 kcal

Carbohydrates                 9.34 g

Sugars      4.24 g

Fiber         1.7 g

Fat                                      0.1 g

Protein                              1.1 g

Vitamins

Thiamine (B1)                  0.046 mg

Riboflavin (B2)                0.027 mg

Niacin (B3)                       0.116 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)    0.123 mg

Vitamin B6                       0.12 mg

Folate (B9)                       19 μg

Vitamin C                         7.4 mg

Minerals

Calcium                            23 mg

Iron                                   0.21 mg

Magnesium                     10 mg

Manganese                      0.129 mg

Phosphorus                     29 mg

Potassium                        146 mg

Zinc                                   0.17 mg

Properties:

Shape: Cylindrical or spherical

Size:  1-4.5 in

Color:  White to red

Taste:  Sharp and pungent

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