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Onions

Onions

Product Description

Onion is an important crop used raw, as a vegetable and spice all over the world. It is a bulbous biennial or perennial herb. Bulbs are formed by the attachment of swollen leaf bases to the underground part of stem vegetable crops. 

History

The exact origin of the onion is not known. It is likely the onion was cultivated in Asia in 3000 BC. The onion was taken from Asia to Greece and Egypt. The onion is often featured in hieroglyphs and designs on the Pyramids. The Egyptians building the Pyramids would receive daily rations which would always include the onion. It was believed that onions could ward off illness and would promote greater strength. Onions would also be laid inside mausolea as food and medicine for those journeying to the hereafter. The onion skin was seen as a symbol of eternity and onion itself as an offering to the gods of the River Nile.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 100 grams

Calories: 39

Protein: 1.1 gram

Fat: 0.2 grams

Carbohydrate: 9 grams

Dietary Fiber : 0.9 grams

Use Tips

Onion are used as salad and cooked in various ways in all curries, fried, boiled, baked, used in soup making, in pickles and for other purpose.

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