Organic Onion Powder 250g

Onions (Allium cepa) belong to the lily family, the same family as garlic, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots.There are over 600 species of Allium, distributed all over Europe, North America, Northern Africa and Asia. The plants can be used as ornamentals, vegetables, spices, or as medicine. There are over 120 different documented uses of the Alliums. There are many different varieties of onion, red, yellow, white, and green, each with their own unique flavor, from very strong to mildly sweet. Onions can be eaten raw, cooked, fried, dried or roasted. They are commonly used to flavor dips, salads, soups, spreads, stir-fry and other dishes. Onion and other Allium vegetables are characterized by their rich content of thiosulfinates, sulfides, sulfoxides, and other odoriferous sulfur compounds. The cysteine sulfoxides are primarily responsible for the onion flavor and produce the eye-irritating compounds that induce lacrimation. The thiosulfinates exhibit antimicrobial properties. Onion is effective against many bacteria including Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella, and E. coli. Onion is not as potent as garlic since the sulfur compounds in onion are only about one-quarter the level found in garlic. Onion powder is made from dehydrated onions, giving it a concentrated flavor that pairs well with many foods. Using onion powder when cooking offers health benefits because it contains some nutrients, but in small amounts, meaning you can't rely on it to meet your daily recommended totals. 

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Health Benefits of Onion: 

1- Onion contains minerals components such as calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, selenium, and phosphorus, and they are a good source of vitamins, such as vitamin C, B6, and dietary fiber too. (1,2,3)

2- The phytochemicals present in significant amounts in onions act as stimulants for vitamin C within the body. Vitamin C boosts your immune system by fighting against toxins and various foreign bodies that can lead to diseases and illness. (1,4)

3- Onions contain a number of sulfides similar to those found in garlic which may lower blood lipids and blood pressure. (1,2,3)

4- Onions are a rich source of flavonoids, substances known to provide protection against cardiovascular disease. (1,3,5)

5- Onion has a significant amount of quercetin and vitamin C, which is a very powerful antioxidant, consistently linked to the prevention or reduction of the spread of cancer. (1,3,6)

6- Onions contain chromium, which is a relatively unusual mineral to be found naturally in food. Chromium helps the body manage blood sugar levels. (1,7)

7- Onions have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can relieve an upset stomach and related gastric syndromes. (1,8)

8- Onion is anti-inflammatory in nature, so the active compounds can reduce the redness and swelling that is commonly associated with skin conditions like acne. (1,9)

9- A teaspoon of onion powder contains 24 mg of potassium, a nutrient that helps to regulate blood pressure, and digestion. (1,10)






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