Red onions are one of the best natural sources of quercetin. It is an antioxidant, and has been found to possess cancer fighting, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of stomach cancer: according to one study, half an onion a day could reduce the risk of stomach cancer by 50%.
Including plenty of onions in our diet is easy to do. Slice, chop and enjoy!
If you are in to healthy eating, onions, including red salad onions deserve a place in your pantry. Onions are very low in calories (like most veggies), and provide antioxidants to promote good health. Red onions are milder, and add a little bit of colour to dishes. A red onion is crisp and a little bit sweet, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. It isn’t as pungent as a yellow onion and if wished can be used for cooking with but is most often used fresh in salads. If you are a fan of onions and use these frequently you might find it useful to peel several at once keeping the root end intact. Store in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Slice off your onion as needed.
A 100g portion typically provides 41.9 calories, 10g carbohydrate, 0g fat, 0.6g protein.