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Onion


Onion: Versatile Vegetable

Onion is often called ‘vegetable king’ for its medicinal properties and culinary use. The Onion Benefits includes anti-inflammatory used in treating Gout & Arthritiscommonly available types are red, white and yellow onion.

The onion is full of nutritive values that can benefit your health and also help your body fight against many illnesses.

Nutrition in Onions

Moreover, the low amount of calories in onion makes it beneficial for people following a diet.

To achieve this, one very useful recipe is to prepare onion soup and consume it daily to get the required results.

Nutritive Values for Onions: (per 100 grams)

  • Protein: 1.4 mg
  • Potassium: 300 mg
  • Phosphorus: 44 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10.3 gm
  • Calcium: 32 mg
  • Iron: 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin A: 50 i.u
  • Vitamin B1: 0.04 mg
  • Vitamin B2: 0.04 mg
  • Vitamin C: 9 mg
  • Calories: 45

Besides content of nutrition in onions, it is also a potent source for dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, chromium, iron, folic acid & calcium.

Health Benefit of Onion for You

Onion was viewed as a cure all in ancient times for a wide range of illnesses and diseases. The variety of nutrition in onions gives many health benefits to all including ill people.

  • Onion benefits include its high content of iron which makes it useful for treatment of anemic conditions.
  • The stem portion of green onion has medicinal properties that act as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antipyretic & expectorant.
  • It is also an effective anti-coagulant. Including raw onion in your diet daily can help lower cholesterol levels and is beneficial for people with heart conditions.
  • One of the many onion benefits includes its anti-inflammatory property that makes it useful in treating conditions such as gout & arthritis.
  • The stem part of green onion can be effective for bacterial infections, against tuberculosis as well as urinary tract infections.
  • To effectively treat common cold it is advisable to use spring onion (green variety of onion) as it contains vitamin A & C.
  • It also clears unhealthy fats in your blood combined with the low calories in onion has resulted in being a hit among dieticians.
  • Moreover, those on weight reduction course can also consume onion soup to help them achieve their goal.
  • Spring onion can be used to treat fungal infections as it contains rich amounts of sulfur.

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