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Are Onions Good For You?

by Toni Olukiran

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The base to so many beloved recipes and dishes, onions are cooked all around the world and are a staple in our kitchens. But are onions good for you? Find out here.

Onions are used around the globe and are a key ingredient in many of the dishes we all know and love. Research suggests that onions have been used by humans for over 5000 centuries, as different civilisations over the ages have left behind evidence showing it was used both in cooking and in a medicinal sphere. 

Do onions have nutritional value?

Absolutely — as well as being able to enhance your cooking, onions also contain: 

  • Vitamins A, B(6), C and E
  • Minerals iron, potassium and sodium
  • Good source of folic acid
  • Good source of fibre (100g of onion contains 2.2g of fibre)

Are onions good for you?

Yes, onions are a great vegetable to have as part of your diet, as they are delicious in many recipes as well as having nutritional and health benefits. Incorporated into a balanced diet, onions are super versatile and can be used in all sorts of dishes. 

Got any more questions for us? Let us know in the comment section!

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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