Onions are a good source of vitamin C which is not well known, 1 medium raw onion contains 20% of the RDA value for vitamin C
Onions are also good sources of vitamin B1, B 6, and folic acid
Onions have good amounts of potassium, a medium onion contains on average of 200 mg of potassium,
Onions even have protein
The amazing onion
“double edge sword”
It is hard to say when the onion came into being. They were grown in Ancient Egypt, and eventually arrived in Rome and became known as the word onion (from the Latin word UNIO, which means large pearl). In Middle English, it became UNYON. The status of the onion rose after French Onion Soup was made popular by Stanislaus I, the former King of Poland.
In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people, there was a Doctor who visited many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it, and many died.
The doctor came upon one farmer, and to his surprise, everyone in the household was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different, the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home. The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one, and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.
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