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Produce Pick: All About Onions – The nutrition benefits, history, and ways to prepare them

Onion lovers, rejoice! In this episode, we talk all about onions and discover why they are such a nutrient-dense food. You will discover their history, the best ways to select and store them, how to reduce the amount of tears you get when cutting onions, and their nutritional benefits. Enjoy!

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Quick Tip: Don’t throw out those Onion Skins!

If you love onions, you  will love this tip! Don’t toss out those onion skins because they are loaded with nutrients to help you look and feel your best. If you would like some more great nutrition tips like this, be sure to tune in to my free ITunes podcast here.Onion Skins

Daily Nutrition Nibble: Onions are Awesome!

Onions are great foods for cleansing your entire system. They are antibiotic and antiseptic which makes them particularly good for the blood, having a thinning effect that has been shown to prevent clotting and to aid in lowering cholesterol. Onions are great for boosting immunity and are full of vitamins B1, B6, C, beta-carotene, folate, and calcium. The also contain the flavonoid quercetin which is an antioxidant believed to help block the formation of cancer cells.

Daily Nutrition Nibble: Onions are Amazing!

Are you a fan of onions? Did you know that eating onions on a regular basis has been associated reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering cholesterol levels, and reducing blood pressure? Onions also have a concentrated source of flavonoid phytonutrients that have anti-inflammatory benefits and have been suggested to promote heart health. They are full of manganese, copper, sulfite-detoxifying molybdenum, potassium, phosphorus, and tryptophan. Include an onion in one of your meals today!