Interesting Onion facts many don’t know


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  1. Onions can be consumed raw (in the form of salads), cooked or pickled.
  2. Onions are very healthy to eat. They are filled with complex sugars that keep our metabolism healthy, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, beta carotene, folate (one of the B vitamins), and they have no fat.
  3. Onion can reach 1 to 4.5 inches in diameter. Heaviest onion ever grown weighted humongous 18 pounds.
  4. Onions are low in calories, high in calcium and high in vitamin C. They are 90% water, 8% carbs and 1.7% fiber!
  5. Currently the largest producers of onions are China, India, United States and Egypt.
  6. Crying can be minimized by cutting onions under the cold running water or splashing a little white vinegar on the cutting board.
  7. Onion was used as strength-booster during the Olympic Games in Greece in the 1st century AD.
  8. To cure baldness, rub head with the onion. The onion juice was supposed to cause hair to grow “thick as thistles.”
  9. Yellow onion is the most popular type of onion. It takes staggering 75% of the world’s onion production.
  10. For onion to grow optimally , the soil should be moist, but not too wet. If the soil is too wet, the onions will rot in the ground.
  11. Onion was used as strength-booster during the Olympic Games in Greece in the 1st century AD.
  12. Crushed onion can be used for polishing of silverware and other metal objects.
  13. Onions are currently 6th most popular vegetable crop in the world, judging only by its production.
  14. Consumption of onions in the United States rose 50% in the last 20 years. Currently, average American eats 8.5 kg of fresh onions each year.
  15. You can get rid of onion breath by eating fresh parsley.

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