Whilst the onion may not be the hero ingredient of many meals, it definitely stands out in terms of its health attributes. From supporting gut, heart and brain health to fighting free radical damage, onions are a reliable, versatile and affordable pantry staple.
Beneath the layers of the humble onion lie many nutrition benefits, but not everyone knows just how healthy onions really are.
We have reviewed the latest nutrition research into onions and have prepared the Onion Health and Nutrition Report. This report summarises the nutrition and health benefits of onions, including conditions ranging from gut health, heart and brain health to emerging research for bone health, fertility, cancer prevention and healthy ageing.
The report also covers usage tips so more Australians can reap the benefits from adding more onions to their diet.
The extract of onion bulb, Allium cepa is found to be strongly associated with helping lower high blood glucose (sugar) and managing diabetes and reducing complications. Onion flavonoids have been shown to increase insulin secretion by controlling hormonal release...
Effect of storage, food processing and novel extraction technologies on onions flavonoid content: A review
Storage may change onions’ chemical structure of bioactive compounds, which can lead to profound differences in bioavailability of flavonoid compounds.
Biological Properties and Bioactive Components of Allium cepa L.: Focus on Potential Benefits in the Treatment of Obesity and Related Comorbidities
Onions can help to treat obesity and related conditions including hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
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