Nutritional Facts About Onions

Nutritional facts about onion

nutritional facts about onions
Purple and White onions

Onions do not only taste great in salads, soups, and many other dishes but they also contain vitamins that can be of great benefit to us along with many illnesses they help the body to fight. But before we look at these facts we are going to get into some fun facts about onions. For more on onion clink on this link. Vegetable garden.

Fun facts

1. Onions are either red, yellow, or purple.

2. If you eat too many raw onions you have what they call onion breath.

3. Onions are the only vegetable that can make you cry.

4. The top or green parts of onions can spring even when onions are out of the ground.

5. You can use onions to clean your barbecue grill.

6. Onions have many layers.

7. Onions can act as an insect repellent.

8. Rubbing onions over your skin will cause dogs not to pick up on your sent as easily.

9. Slice onions can soothe insect bites.

10. Slice onions can soothe minor burns on the skin.

Vitamins Content

Onions contain Vitamin C, iron, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, dietary fiber, folate, folic acid, and quercetin


Onions have been known to be a good source for thinning the blood, Nattokinase is also recommended to thin the blood. Nattokinase is a supplement- A popular enzyme derived from Natto a Japanese soy food. Natto helps blood circulation for optimum heart health and maintenance of healthy blood pressure sugar levels already within the normal range.

Onions help to fight

  1. Onions can help to regulate blood sugar levels.
  2. Rubbing Onion on your skin can relieve minor burns.
  3. Onions can help cure infections.
  4. Onions can improve your digestive system.
  5. Onions can help to fight cancer.
  6. Onions may help to fight plaque buildup.
  7. Onions can help to detoxify the body.
  8. Onions can help in lowering your cholesterol.
  9. Onion can help to heal infections.
  10. Onion Can aid in thinning the blood.

The final word

So we see that onions cannot only be used for their flavors but also contains vitamins that can build up our bodies and healing agents that can work wonders for our bodies. So let’s include or increase our intake of this vegetable that can do our bodies good and help us to have a more happy and healthy life, thereby adding years to our life and life to our years.


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6 thoughts on “Nutritional Facts About Onions”

  1. I did not know there were so many benefits with onions! Good thing I love them. I can cut up an onion, cook it in the frying pan and then eat the whole thing. They are great. It is good to know that they have so many benefits. Like helping with a burn and soothing insect bites! This was great and very helpful information!

    • Hello my good friend it is my pleasure to meet you again and to help where ever I can. Thanks for your support and for those kind words, wishing you all the best and if you ever need my help please feel free and give me a shout, I will be more than happy. Have a good day.

  2. What an interesting and comprehensive review on the properties of onions, and the health benefits that they can offer. I was unaware that all types of onions can improve the function of our digestive systems, and also detoxify our bodies. I’ll definitely try to incorporate them into my diet more!

  3. Okay, -I’ve been planning to start a veggie garden this summer, and I’ve considered everything I could think of, but I confess I’ve never thought about growing onions!
    I love onions! I love them in soups, with sausages on bread, and everything possible! Yum!
    In fact, the only thing that I don’t like about them is that they hurt my eyes when I’m chopping them up. Are they very hard to grow?

    • Hello Cavy it is so good to meet you I must agree with you, I am a lover of onions my also. I will eat them cooked or in a salad and the amazing thing is the vitamins that they contain and how they are beneficial in what they can do. Onions are not hard to grow, there is a section in my website that talks about growing onion. Here is the URL, gardenofedengardencenter,com. Once you get to my site the is section in my side bar that talks about planting a vegetable garden, in this section as you scroll down you will find all the information you need on how to grow onions. I am glad that I could help all the best to you and have a good day and plesae do let others know about my website thanks and if there is anything else that I can help you with please let me know.


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