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14 Surprising Uses for Onions

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14 Surprising Uses for Onions

 

Rich in antioxidants, thought to prevent cancer, diabetes, and even the common cold, onions are nothing if not a superfood. But that’s not all they are — the same properties that make onions a great food to eat also make them great for other things, from healing your skin to cleaning metal. Click through to check out some surprising uses for onions, and leave your own tips in the comments section!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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7:48PM PDT on Mar 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

7:56PM PST on Feb 7, 2014

Wow, good tips.

12:11AM PST on Feb 4, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

9:37AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Great info. Thanks Katie.

3:01PM PST on Jan 23, 2014

Not sure about some of these, and unlikely to ever need to make my own dye (?!?) but I'll definitely remember to try this if I ever get a splinter or burn rice...

1:51PM PST on Jan 19, 2014

I love onions

6:18PM PST on Jan 17, 2014

Very interesting! Thanks!

10:46AM PST on Jan 16, 2014

Sorry, no time to read thru' all the comments, so sb may have mentioned this already - leave a cut open onion next to your bed if you have a cold - helps your breathing.

9:41PM PST on Jan 7, 2014

Love onions!

11:19AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

My neighbour hates onions. I think his wife must really love him. I'm not sure I could give up onions for anybody.

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