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9 Impressive Health Benefits of Onions


Though all vegetables are important for health, certain kinds offer unique benefits.

Onions are members of the Allium genus of flowering plants that also includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives.

These vegetables contain various vitamins, minerals and potent plant compounds that have been shown to promote health in many ways.

In fact, the medicinal properties of onions have been recognized since ancient times, when they were used to treat ailments like headaches, heart disease and mouth sores.

Here are 9 impressive health benefits of onions.


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Hi suramo

Thanks for this interesting article about the health benefits of onions. I love onions - I frequently buy red ones, and also white ones. They make meals so tasty. Yum!

Zest :-)

I'm a huge fan of the whole allium family. There are some pretty odd ones. For those who like growing things, I can recommend garlic chives/Chinese chives, elephant garlic (which is exactly what it sounds like) and walking onions. They're all dead easy to grow in the UK.

Fun fact: most onion varieties are highly latitude-specific: they need certain day-lengths and temperature range. They won't thrive and may fail to produce bulbs if they are grown even a few degrees further North or South from their native range.

Part of my daily diet...

Great article. Onions have amazing properties and everything we cook starts with onions and garlic 🌱👍

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