|Sweet Onion Quick Facts|
|Scientific Name:||Allium cepa|
|Shapes||Globular to slightly oblong|
|Major nutrients||Vitamin B6 (33.08%)
Vitamin B9 (19.00%)
Vitamin C (17.67%)
- Sweet onions are beneficial for heart as well as cardiovascular benefits.
- Onions has chromium known for regulating blood sugar and is able to prevent blood clots.
- Intake of sweet onions in raw form helps to reduce bad cholesterol.
- Sweet onions have fiber that lowers the chances of gastric ulcers and also supports digestion.
- It also maintains healthy bacteria levels in intestinal tract.
- The high content of antioxidant called quercetin lowers the chances of cancers.
- Intake of sweet onions promotes bone density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis.
- Sweet onions have Vitamin C that promotes immune system and improves overall health.
- Chewing raw onions for several minutes prevents the risk of tooth decay, oral infections and gum disease.
- Rub half of an onion on face daily to erase blemishes without scars.
- Onion tea lowers irritation and swelling in throat responsible for coughs and sore throat.
- Onion stops nose bleed, cures warts and eliminates bacteria related with sickness.
- Add raw sweet onions to salads, relishes or chopped ones are used as a garnish.
- Use sweet onions as the substitute for regular onions.
- Make sweet onions to onion rings.
How to store Sweet Onions
- Sweet onions can be kept for a week or two at room temperature.
- Store sweet onions in an open paper bag in a cook and dark place for longer storage.
- Do not wrap it in a plastic because due to its juicy nature, it becomes prone to rot and mold.