Onion has an intense flavor and is a beloved part of the cuisine of almost every region of the world. Onions don’t just provide the flavor backbone of almost every savory dish, they work wonderfully as a featured ingredient too! So next time you find yourself with an extra bag of onions, try making them the star of the show.
In animal studies, there is evidence that onion's sulfur compounds may work in an anti-clotting capacity and help prevent the unwanted clumping together of blood platelet cells. There is also evidence showing that sulfur compounds in onion can lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, and also improve cell membrane function in red blood cells. In human studies, most of the cardiovascular benefits have been demonstrated in the form of overall diet. Multiple studies show onion to be a food that provides protection for the heart and blood vessels when consumed in a diet that is rich in other vegetables and fruits—especially flavonoid-containing vegetables and fruits. The benefits of onion in this overall dietary context extend to prevention of heart attack.
Combine chopped onions, tomatoes, avocado, and jalapeno for an all-in-one guacamole salsa dip.
To perk up plain rice, top with green onions (scallions) and sesame seeds.
Healthy Sauteed chopped onions can enhance the flavor or almost any vegetable dish.
Enjoy a classic Italian salad—sliced onions, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese drizzled with olive oil.