The common onion (Allium cepa var. cepa Linn), belonging to the family Alliaceae/Lilliceae, produces underground bulbs which are edible.
Onion production extends from tropics to temperature regions, in countries ranging from the equator to Scandinavia and South Africa.
Onions were introduced into America by European explorers and colonist and thrived in the New World.
Onions are frequently served with sausage, beefsteak, bacon, and potatoes among other foods.
Onions are also used in soups, sauces gravies and hundreds of other common dishes. The onion rings can be fried and used as fast food.
Onions are used in hot dogs, burger, and also sandwich. Pickled onions are popular in the United Kingdom.
The nutritive value of onion bulbs varies from variety to variety.
Average composition per 100 g of bulb is as follows:
*Moisture 86.0 g
*Carbohydrate 10.9 g
*Protein 1.4 g
*Fiber 0.8 g
*Potassium 180 mg
*Sulphur 70.0 mg
*Phosphorus 44.0 mg
*Calcium 32.0 g
*Chlorine 25 mg
*Magnesium 16 mg
*Sodium 7 mg
*Iron 9.7 mg
*Thiamine 0.06 mg
*Riboflavin 0.01 mg
*Niacin 0.4 mg
*Vitamin C 28 mg,
*Caloric value 47 cal.
Onion is a source of energy and acts as a stimulant, increases vigor and vitality. It also acts as an expectorant and diuretic, normalizes the heart beat prevents flatulence and dyspepsia.
Onion uses in fast food
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