Onion

Closely related to garlic, shallots, leeks and chives, onions are part of the Allium genus of flowering plants and are rich in vitamins, minerals & other potent plant compounds:

 

  • 40 calories / 100g
  • 89% water

 

Great source of:

  • Vitamin B6 & C
  • Folate (B9)
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Thiamin (B1)
  • Dietary fibre
  • Antioxidants

 

Onions may:

  • Suppress harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria & yeasts.
  • Support blood sugar regulation & assist the management of type I & II diabetes.
  • Protect bone health & reduce density loss in postmenopausal women.
  • Reduce the risk of several forms of cancer including stomach, breast, colon & prostate.
  • Reduce inflammation.
  • Improve blood circulation & pressure.