What sort of nutrients does an onion contain?

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What sort of nutrients does an onion contain?
« on: 12/03/2011 06:30:02 »
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What sort of nutrients does an onion contain?

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What sort of nutrients does an onion contain?
« Reply #1 on: 18/03/2011 22:57:08 »
From what I have heard: Vit C, B6, B1, K. Also folic acid, chromium and other trace metals.

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What sort of nutrients does an onion contain?
« Reply #2 on: 19/03/2011 02:41:43 »
I wonder which one is responsible for giving me really bad wind. Vitamin F perhaps?
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What sort of nutrients does an onion contain?
« Reply #3 on: 22/03/2011 17:55:45 »
Hi Hopewell Health benefit of onion as I found ...

Nutritional Value of Onion
Given below is the amount of nutrients in a medium-sized onion (approximately 150 grams):

    * Vitamin A - 75 IU
    * Vitamin C - 9 mg
    * Calcium - 48 mg
    * Proteins - 1 gm
    * Phosphorus - 66 mg
    * Carbohydrate - 16 gm
    * Sodium - 5 mg
    * Potassium - 200 mg
    * Dietary Fiber - 3 gm
    * Calories - 60
    * Total Fat - 0 gm
    * Saturated Fat - 0 gm
 

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« Reply #4 on: 22/03/2011 17:57:33 »
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Onions

    * Fresh as well as cooked onions have anti-platelet adhesiveness, which helps in preventing thrombosis.
    * Onion has been found to be very good for those suffering from high blood pressure.
    * Onion helps reduce inflammation and is therefore, beneficial for those suffering from Neuritis, Vertigo and Bronchitis.
    * Onion, being a diuretic, increases the secretion of urine.
    * Onions are rich in flavonoids and thus, provide protection against cardiovascular disease.
    * Onions are very good for the health of hair, finger and toe nails and even the eyes.
    * Onions contain a number of sulfides that help in lowering blood lipids
    * Onions have anti-allergy properties, apart from being slightly laxative.
    * Onions help drain out mucus from the cavities and loosen phlegm, in turn alleviating the symptoms of sinus.
    * Onions help the body in destroying worms and other parasites.
    * Researches have revealed that onions prolong longevity.
    * Since onions have the property of helping lower blood sugar, they are good for those suffering from diabetes.
    * The extracts of onion, being rich in a variety of sulfides, provide some protection against tumor growth.

Onions have been found to be helpful in the alleviation of the following ailments:

    * Asthma
    * Bacterial Infections
    * Cough
    * Colds
    * Influenza
    * Insomnia
    * Obesity
    * Pneumonia
    * Tuberculosis
    * Neuritis
    * Vertigo
    * Bronchitis


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