How To Get The Most Nutrients Out Of ONIONS

 

FIVE   WAYS   WITH   . . .   ONIONS

  1.  Go  for  red  onions  for  a  bigger  health  boost.  Their  colour  is  down  to  the  presence  of  anthocyanins  which  are  compounds  with  anti-inflammatory  properties that  help  keep  blood  vessels  and  skin  healthy.
  2. Pop  an  onion  in  the  freezer  before  chopping  it  to  prevent  tears.  The  cold  inhibits  the  enzyme  that  produces  the  sulphur-containing  gas  that  stings and  burns  your  eyes.
  3. Team  onions  with  broad  beans .  Onions  are  rich  in  quercetin  and  broad  beans  in  catechins –  these  are  heart-healthy  compounds  that  work  in  tandem  to  prevent  blood  clots.
  4. Don’t  throw  away  the  onion  skins .  Tied  up  in  a  piece  of  muslin  they  add  flavour  to  stock  and  contain  higher  amounts  of  the  antioxidant  quercetin (which will leach into the stock) than  the  main  body  of  the  onion.  This  can  help  protect  cells  from  damage.
  5. Use  spring  onions  for  a  milder  flavour  in  salads.  They  provide  eight  times  more  vitamin C  than  mature  types  to  help  maintain  healthy  skin,  blood  vessels,  bones  and  cartilage.

 

 

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