The word onion comes from the Latin word unio, which means oneness, or union reflecting the onion’s many layers creating a single bulb. It is a union of many separate, concentrically arranged stratum.
It is well known that all "super foods" naturally contain higher levels of specific nutrients and compounds known for nourishing the body. The onion is no exception. The onion, Allium cepa, is, on the surface, a humble brown, white or red, paper-thin skinned bulb: despite its plain looks, it has an intense flavor. Onions are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs, which also includes chives, garlic, scallions and leeks. Their use as a food goes back 5000 years.
Onions are native to Asia and the Middle East and were highly regarded by the Egyptians. Onions and radishes were fed to the men building the pyramids to keep them strong. As early as the 6th century, onions were used as a medicine in India. They were also popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Greek athletes would consume pounds of onion before a competition. The Romans believed it supported health vision, sleep patterns, oral hygiene and dysentery.
While raw onions provide you with many of the more common nutrients, they are a major source of polyphenols and flavonoids in particular, which are a very important subdivision of polyphenols. Onions are one of the best sources of a type of flavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that may support a healthy inflammation response. Onions contain more polyphenols than garlic or leeks. Other foods like apples and tea are quality sources of quercetin but onions show to have a much higher absorption uptake into the body. This makes onions one of the more superior foods containing this compound. The flavonoids in onions like quercetin are not degraded by low heat cooking and when boiling like a soup this compound will simply transfer into the liquid. Eating raw onions is the most nourishing way,yet, raw or cooked , you should get a fairly healthy amount of the nourishing compounds found in this powerful little bulb.
The sulfur compounds in onions have been shown to support a variety of areas in cardiovascular health from supporting healthy lipid levels, and blood pressure levels to nourishing your blood vessels. Inulin, a water soluble dietary fiber and prebiotic found in onions may support intestinal health and its ability to heal ulcerations. Our raw organic onion powder is just one more easy way to incorporate this wonderful food and its nourishing benefits into your daily life.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Onion Powder may include:
● May support a healthy inflammation response
● May support a healthy histamine response
● May support gut health
● May support healthy lipid levels
● May support healthy circulation
● May support healthy blood pressure levels
● May support skin health
● May support blood vessel health
Constituents of Dried Onion include:
● Vitamins: Vitamin C, A,E,folate, B6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
● Minerals: Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Zinc, Fiber
● Other plant compounds: Anthocyanins, Quercetin, Allicin sulfur-compounds (sulfides and polysulfides), Thiosulfinates
For additional constituent information, visit: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/276
Suggested use: Mix 1 tablespoonn in your favorite foods to enhance the flavor and nourishing qualities.
Botanical Name: Allium cepa.
Other Names: Scallion, green onion, bulb onion, garden onion, tree onion, common onion.
Ingredients: Raw Onion.
Origin: Grown and dried in USA. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Onion Powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Onion Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Onion powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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