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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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5:40PM PDT on May 21, 2015

No bug bites but you smell like an onion.... I don't think so, but thanks.

5:10PM PDT on May 21, 2015

Thank you Very interesting article

8:40AM PDT on May 21, 2015

tyfs

8:39AM PDT on May 21, 2015

???

8:39AM PDT on May 21, 2015

ty

10:31AM PDT on May 17, 2015

Interesting..

9:42AM PDT on May 13, 2015

will have to try some of these

12:27AM PDT on May 11, 2015

thanks

7:46PM PDT on Apr 27, 2015

Good to know

6:22AM PDT on Mar 29, 2015

Thanks

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