GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT ONIONS
There are folks out there who say they don’t like onions, but it might be because of that fear of onion eyes (remedies for Onion-Burning Eye Syndrome are listed under “Cooking and Eating Tips”). Onions are extremely good for you! They are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamin C, with many trace minerals and other vitamins, too. Besides sources of apples and tea, the flavonoid called quercetin is found in onions, and is a reputable antioxidant. Quercetin helps the body to eliminate free-radicals (clingy junk that damages cells) in the body, fight heart disease and cholesterol build-up, and inactivate chelate metals that build up in the blood (such as iron), among other things. Onions could keep you from developing ulcers, even! Current research on onions shows it might help to increase bone density, as well as thin blood–thus preventing strokes and heart-attacks. Don’t you just want to take a bite into an onion right now? Well, first check out some recipes here.
Store onions in a cool dark place with a temperature between 40-50 F. degrees. Got some old pantyhose that you’ve been wondering how to use with food? Store your onions in them, divided from each other by knots. This way they can ‘breathe’ and release moisture. Onions are capable of retaining their taste and nutritiousness up to ten months. Yup, that’s right. Onions can last longer than a school year. Now check out a ton of recipes that will incorporate your favo veggie, The Onion!