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Onions are from the same family as garlic. Onions contain flavonoids and sulphurs which may help fight cancers. They also contain natual antibiotics that could help fight bronchitis, colds and flu. Onions also contain an antioxidant called quercetin. The green portions of onions contain beta-carotene and folate.

Uses of Onions

Onions are used in almost every type of food. They are rarely eaten on their own but usually act as accompaniment to the main course.

They have several prabable medicinal benefits. Onions appear to be at least somewhat effective against colds, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other diseases. Onions contain anti-inflammatory, anticholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant components such as quercetin.

Nutrition Chart

Onions / 100 Amount
Calories 36
Carbohydrate 7.9g
Total Fat 0.2g
Fibre 0.4g
Protein 1.2g
Cholesterol 0mg