We often find onions in a variety of dishes, but did you know the benefits and nutritional content of onions? Onions have a characteristic that is rich in thiosulfinat, sulfide, sulfur oxides and other sulfur-smelling mixture. Custeine ​​Sulfur Oxides which was instrumental in the onion flavor and produce substances that make pain in the eyes. Thiosulfinates produce anti-bacterial substance. Onion is effective against many bacteria including: Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella, and E. coli. Onions garlic is not as hard as her sulfur content is approximately a quarter rather than garlic.

Onions have a variety of benefits of treatment. The earliest inhabitants of the Americas, using wild onions to treat colds, coughs, and asthma, and to repel insects. In Chinese medicine, onions have been used to treat sore throats, coughs, bacterial infections and respiratory problems.

The World Health Organization (WHO) supports the use of onions to improve poor appetite and prevent constriction of blood vessels. In addition, onion extracts are recognized by WHO for help treat coughs and colds, asthma and bronchitis. Onions are known to reduce airway spasms. An onion extract is known to reduce shortness of breath due to allergic asthma patients.

Onion nutritional value

Onions are a very rich source of frukto-oligosaccharides. These oligomers stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria bifidobacteria and suppress the growth of harmful bacteria in the large intestine. In addition, they can reduce the risk of tumors developing in the colon. The highest onion nutrition is vitamin C, which reach 12% of our RDA. Onion also contain several other vitamins and minerals that you can read below.

Nutritional value per 100 g based on USDA
166 kJ
9.34 g
4.24 g
Dietary fiber
1.7 g
0.1 g
1.1 g
89.11 g
Thiamine0.046 mg
Riboflavin0.027 mg
Niacin0.116 mg
Pantothenic acid 0.123 mg
Vitamin B60.12 mg
Folate19 μg
Vitamin C7.4 mg
Calcium23 mg
Iron0.21 mg
Magnesium10 mg
Manganese0.129 mg
Phosphorus29 mg
Potassium146 mg
Zinc0.17 mg
1.1 µg

10 amazing onion health benefits

  1. Against cancer. Onions are rich in sulfide compounds, are efficacious protects body cells against tumor growth.

  2. Controlling blood glucose levels. Eating onions can help reduce blood glucose levels. Onions contain allyl-propyl-disulfide and chromium that helps increase the production of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body's absorption of glucose by the cells.

  3. Prevent blood clots. Onions contain anti-clotting substance. The content of sulfur in onions efficacious to prevent blood clots.

  4. Helps digestive system. Onions contain dietary fiber that helps digestion. Onions also contain a prebiotic that encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in the digestive system that helps the digestive function.

  5. Protect against allergies. Onions are rich in quercetin, an antioxidant that is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic.

  6. Maintain brain health. Onions contain a lot of vitamin B complex such as pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folate and thiamin which is an important nutrient for the brain and play a role in preventing neurological disorders.

  7. Strengthen bones. Onions contain several important nutrients that maintain bone density in the form of minerals like copper, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

  8. Strengthen network connector. Sulfur contained in onions useful in the formation of connective tissue.

  9. Strengthen immunity. Onions are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin, and manganese minerals are highly efficacious in curing fever and influenza.

  10. Reduce risk of hypertension. Onions contain a substance called allicin, which maintain the flexibility of blood vessels to maintain blood pressure remains normal.
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