Spring onions is commonly known as scallion or green onion, this is the most preferred Chinese ingredient which is loaded with essential nutrients. Both the green leafy part and the white bulb of the spring onion are edible. It tastes a little milder than the regular onion and can be cooked or eaten raw as well.
Spring onion is an excellent source of Sulphur which is quite beneficial for the overall health. It has compounds like allyl sulphide and flavonoids that prevent cancer and fight against the enzymes that produce cancer cells. Sulphur present in the spring onion plays a major role here as well. Due to the Sulphur compounds, the body's ability to produce insulin tends to increase. This helps to prevent diabetes to a great extent.
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