White onion, a vegetable that has accompanied the evolution of man for millennia, who in 3,200 used it, in Egypt, well aware of its therapeutic properties, for example to soothe the effects of tonsillitis thanks to a gargle with its juice. There Onion white it is also excellent as a "detergent", to restore vitality and brilliance to leather objects or to clean brass. Its multiple uses immediately made it so precious that the Greeks and Egyptians gave it as a salary to soldiers.
White onion: properties
There White onion it has many properties in common with garlic but many like it more in terms of flavor. You can choose, knowing that this vegetable is antibacterial and disinfectant, which is why it is recommended in case of inflammation of the respiratory tract and flu.
Even those who suffer of arteriosclerosis, hypertension and problems with the urinary system can rely on the white onion, a remedy among the most popular when you have rheumatism, diarrhea, colds or prostate disorders, hemorrhoids, diabetes, laryngitis and intestinal infections.
You can too treat boils, warts, burns and abscesses with the onion that helps digestion and rebalances the bacterial flora by disinfecting the mouth as well.
Few know that the white onion contains that flavonoid called quercetin which helps prevent tumors in the digestive system and lowers bad LDL cholesterol. Other less known properties are its ability to break down sugars, instead increasing bone density, which is why it is to be consumed especially if you are women of menopause age. To discover other properties of the White onion you can read our article dedicated to Onion.
White onion: recipes
Belonging to the Liliacee family, the White onion it is usually sown in autumn and harvested after four or five months, we often find it on the plate, or in the shopping basket, ready to cook. A simple and tasty dish, excellent side dish for a meat dish, is the mix of aubergines and onions baked, typical Sicilian, definitely very tasty thanks to the character of ten spices: pepper, chili pepper, basil, mint, parsley, garlic, oregano, oil, wine vinegar and salt.
Once he took round and purple eggplants and a large amount of White onion, the preparation is trivial, just don't forget anything and don't overdo it with the vinegar to let the spices do the talking.
White onion: contraindications
Cut one raw onion it can be annoying, and it is also necessary not to leave it too much in the air to ensure that its components remain intact. In order not to risk it, better get Snips, a nice plastic onion saver, available on Amazon for 5 euros.
Returning to the composition of the White onion, it contains 90% of water, for the rest carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fibers, 4% of sugars and 0.1% of fats. The most present mineral salts are manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, calcium, nickel, iodine and selenium, sugars instead dextrose, fructose and sucrose.
There is no shortage of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, K and J, and numerous amino acids including aspartic acid and glutamic acid.
White onion and red onion
It is not an aesthetic question, not only: in nature and in our recipes we find many varieties of onions that we can distinguish for taste, color and shape of the bulb. It is important to pay attention to it and then understand when and how to eat it to make the most of its properties.
In the world of onions, the most famous are that red wine from Tropea and Borrettana. From a nutritional point of view, there are no major differences between red onion and white onion but the former is much richer in so-called aromatic substances.
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