Small onion is the members of the Allium genus of flowering plants that also includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. Small onion have characteristic pungent flavors and some medicinal properties. The taste of the small onion can range from sweet and juicy to sharp, spicy, and pungent, often depending on the season in which people grow and consume them.
This vegetable is particularly high in vitamin C, a nutrient involved in regulating immune health, collagen production, and tissue repair and iron absorption. Small onion will also help to reduce heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, elevated triglyceride levels and inflammation. Small onions are rich in anthocyanins, which are powerful plant pigments that may protect against heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes.
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