According to the National Onion Association, onions are a healthy addition to your daily diet.
Among the many nutrients onions provide, they contain quercetin, a flavanoid (one category of antioxidant compounds). This particular antioxidant has been found to protect and regenerate vitamin E (a powerful antioxident). Studies are in progress to determine whether increased quercetin accumulated in the blood through consumption translates into significant antioxidant benefit.
Reduce the risk of disease
The consumption of onions may reduce your risk of certain diseases. Conditions such as gastric ulcers, osteoporosis, cataracts, cardiovascular disease as well as cancer of the breast and colon, ovaries, gastric, lung and bladder.
Below is the nutritional information for raw onions courtesy of NutritionData.Self.Com. This website is an excellent resource for nutritional data on almost any food.
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