The Benefits of Red Onion

Along along time ago…ok I’m not too old I  don’t think , but it was long ago. I didn’t know how to boil water. I suddenly got into onions. What’s the difference? An onion is an onion right?

I’m not going to lie to you, I didn’t  know the purpose of the different colors.  An onion can be sweet, aromatic ( Love how they smell sautéed)  and pungent.  Someone can walk in to the room and say, ” wow it smells good in here .” I’ll smile because it’s only the onions. I always joke and say if you can’t cook, sauté  onions and it smells like you know what you’re doing.

Today I’m not going to talk about all the onions in the world, but narrow down the most used onion in my house. DSC_4262-1

The red onion. It’s not red though …

Health benefits:

  • Vitamin C
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Regulate blood sugar
  • Heal infections

Interesting Facts:

  • Red onion looses its color when cooked
  • The red color come from the pigment in a plant
  • It is a vegetable
  • Used as a preventative to fight flu virus
  • Use in a room inside a bowl to fight the common cold

 

 

 

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