Onions are members of the Allium genus of flowering plants that also includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. Onions are nutrient-dense, meaning they’re low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. Onions are inevitable part of Indian cooking recipes.
White onions are super-healthy with vitamin-c, flavonoids, and phytonutrients. Cancer can be prevented by quercetin, which is an anti-cancer agent found in onions. Researchers say that consumption of onions may lower the risk of many cancers. High amount of sulphur in onion is effective anti-inflammatory agent. Medicinal properties of onions have been recognized since ancient times, when they were used to treat ailments like headaches, heart disease and mouth sores.
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