Onion Superfood

History

Originated in Central Asia

Organized cultivation started around 3,500 BC

Used: prevents thirst, source of energy, medicine

What makes it a superfood?

Nutritional values, Antioxidants, & phytochemicals

Phytochemicals & Antioxidants

Flavonoids (quercetin & kaempferol)

Organosulfur (thiosulfinates & cepaenes)

Vitamin C

Folic acid

Calcium

Iron

Nutrients breakdown

Health Benefits

Improve immunity

Blood sugar

Inflammation & infection

Bad cholesterol

Cancer

Heart disease

Needed a day

1 medium-sized/ approximately 1 cup chopped onions

Include it in your diet

Interesting Facts

It was worshipped by ancient Egyptians.

Rank sixth among the world's leading vegetable crops.

In old English folklore, the thickness of an onion skin can help predict the severity of the winter.

Americans eat 18.8 pounds of fresh onions on average each year.

Healthier Onion Rings

Bibliography

Pratt, Steven G., and Kathy Matthews. Superfoods Healthstyle. New York: Morrow, 2006. Print.

Bowden, Jonny. "News." Jonny Bowden. N.p., 29 Aug. 2011. Web. 28 Apr. 2017. <https://www.jonnybowden.com/onions-a-real-superfood/>.

"Onion History." Onion History. Gills Onions, 2010. Web. 28 Apr. 2017. <http://www.gillsonions.com/history>.

"Red Onions." FatSecret. FatSecret, 2017. Web. 28 Apr. 2017. <https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/onions-red>.

Erman, Aylin. "Healthier Onion Rings." Greatist. N.p., 01 July 2016. Web. 28 Apr. 2017. <http://greatist.com/eat/recipes/healthier-onion-rings-baked>.

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