Like the garlic, onions
belong to the allium family. Both of these
contain sulfur compounds which are responsible for its pungent odour and many of
the health benefiting effects. Onions are an excellent source of quercetin, a
Research has shown
that onions contain anti allergy, anti viral and anti histamine
properties. They also play an important role in improving your immune system. Research has shown that they inhibit the production
of macrophages, the white blood cells that
are responsible for triggering of large scale inflammatory responses. Whilst this activity is generally a positive consequence
of fighting off inflammation, inhibition of their activity can sometimes be critical
in managing chronic unwanted inflammation.
We recommend 2 places to get your onions
Harris Farm Markets
If you are stuck on what to do with your onion, Marley Spoon sends tasty recipes and fresh ingredients directly to your door, making it easy to cook a delicious meal at home.
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