Why You Should Incorporate Onions Into Your Diet

Why You Should Incorporate Onions Into Your Diet

Published on
27 September 2022
VFA Blog
Onions are a controversial food. People either love them or hate them. There are many reasons for this.

Some people love onions because they add so much flavor to food. They can make a dish more savory and delicious. Additionally, they are a healthy food. They are low in calories and fat and high in fiber. They also contain antioxidants and vitamins that are good for you.

Other people hate onions because they can be so strong. They can make your eyes water and your breath smell. Some people also find them hard to digest.

So, why do people love or hate onions? It really varies from person to person. 


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Onions are believed to have originated in central Asia. They have been used in cooking for thousands of years. Egyptians even used them in their burial rituals. Onions were first brought to Europe by the Romans. They quickly became a staple in European cuisine. By the Middle Ages, they were being grown all over the world. Today, onions are used in cuisines all over the world. They add flavor to savory dishes and are a key ingredient in many popular recipes.


How many types of onions exist?

There are many different types of onions. Some of the most common include:

yellow onions
Yellow onions: These are the most common type of onion. They have a strong flavor and are often used in savory dishes.
white onion
White onions: These onions have a milder flavor than yellow onions. They are often used in salads or as a garnish.
red onion
Red onions: These onions have a sweet flavor and can be used raw or cooked. They are often used in salads, salsa, or as a garnish.

Here are 5 vegan dishes that are onion based

vegan french onion soup recipe elizabeth rider
1. French onion soup is a savory soup made with onions and vegetable broth. It is often topped with bread and cheese.

onion rings
2. Onion rings are a popular appetizer or side dish. They are made by coating sliced onions in batter and deep frying them.

caramelized Onions
3. Caramelized onions are a common ingredient in many dishes. They are made by slowly cooking onions in oil or vegan butter until they turn a golden brown color.

baked onion
4. Baked onions are a simple and delicious side dish. They are made by slicing onions and baking them in the oven.

grilled onions
5. Grilled onions are a great way to add flavor to grilled fake meats or vegetables. They are made by slicing onions and grilling them over high heat.


So let´s go crazy on onions!

There are many reasons to eat onions, as they offer a range of health benefits. Onions are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, sulfur, chromium, and flavonoids. They also contain antioxidants that may help protect the body against some chronic diseases.

Nutrition

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The International Vegetarian Union’s Vegan Nutrition Guide for Adults

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  • For non-healthcare professionals