Onions belongs to the genus of leek plant, also called Allum. Similarly, others that belongs to this family are chives and garlic. It is a vegetable that contains vitamins, minerals and also highly effective bio- active substances which has proven to be good for our health .
Types of Onions
• Yellow Onion
Yellow onions has white flesh surrounded by thick brownish yellow skin . Also, it is the most common conventional onions while quercetin is essential antioxidants in onions.
• White Onion
This is the papery specie, with a white skin, sweeter and milder than conventional onions. They fight against fungal infections and contains a least amount of antioxidants.
• Red Onion
Red onions has twice antioxidants as other specie of onions and are very good anti- inflammatory diet. The antioxidants in red onions are used in red wine and green tea.
• Spring Onion
It is usually planted at the end of the summer to grow through the winter and be ready for harvest in spring. Spring onions are small ,with a white bulb at the base and taste great too.
Benefits of Onions
– It has great number of antioxidants
All the various species of onions contains antioxidants and the quercetins in them are highly beneficial. These antioxidants help get rid of fatty acids and it is usually contain in the outer layer.
– Anti- bacterial Benefits
As amazing as it is, onions in food help fight against bacteria, which destroys the cell walls and membrane of bacteria.
– Prevention of Heart Disease
The sulphur and antioxidants in onions helps counteracts blood clothing, which reduces the risk of stroke, heart attacks and other heart related diseases.
– Good for the eyes
The substance in onion juice can have positive effect on the eye health . Studies shows that onions juice eye drop is good for the eyes.
– Protects Brain Function
Onions prevent dysfunction of the blood brain barrier and water retention the brain.
Boost Bone Density Daily consumption of onions improves bone in ladies through and ended menopause.
Accelerates hair growth and reduce dandruff
Onion water is very good for hair, especially natural African hair. It contains trace amounts of sulfur, which is one of the essential nutrients in promoting hair growth and treatment of dranduff. Apply the onion water unto hair and scalp using a cotton ball or pad and massage gently for around five minutes using your fingertips. Cover with a shower cap and leave on for about 20 minutes. After that, wash off with regular shampoo and water.