Onions are vegetables commonly added as an ingredient to enhance the flavor of food products. There are many different kinds of onions with differing flavors and colors.
Onions can be canned, frozen, pickled, dehydrated, caramelized, roasted, or eaten raw. Sprouted onion seeds are also used in various dishes. Onion Powder
is generally used for seasoning when cooking.
Onions are considered to be one of the world's best foods because of the large number of health benefits associated with them. They act as an anti-blood clotting agents and increase cardiovascular efficiency. This ingredient increases bone density and helps to prevent osteoporosis. The chemicals present in onions act as anticancer agents.
Diets with large amounts of fried onions can increase the risk of gallstones.
Common Onion, Bulb Onion, Garden Onion