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onion

Herbal medicine
A perennial culinary herb that contains volatile oils and vitamins B and C, which has a long tradition among herbologists and an antidiabetic, antihypertensive and antiseptic. Onions inhibit platelet aggregation by blocking thromboxane synthesis, reduce glucose in diabetics and may contain a natural enzyme inhibitor that blocks the growth of cancer cells. Raw slices may be applied for insect bites or as a poultice for bruises or sprains. Onions and garlic reduce the incidence of atherogenic diet-induced cholesterol gallstones in experimental models.

onion

(ŭn′yŭn) [AS. oignon]
The edible bulb of the onion plant (genus: Allium), cultivated as a vegetable.

onion (unˑ·yn),

n Latin name:
Allium cepa; part used: bulb; uses: antimicrobial, lowers blood glucose, diuretic, general tonic, topical wound healing, loss of appetite, thickening arteries; precautions: allergies.

onion

Allium cepa; feeding of large quantities of bulbs causes hemolytic anemia, the hemolytic agent is n-propyl disulfide.

onion grass
romulearosea (R. australis).
onion grass
+ Helminthosporium biseptatum causes incoordination and fall in fertility rate to very low level. Called also romulosis.
onion weed
bulbinebulbosa.

Patient discussion about onion

Q. I don’t know why I love taking onion rich food. I want onions a lot and even I eat onions raw. I don’t know why I love taking onion rich food. I want onions a lot and even I eat onions raw…I don’t know the reason…I don’t know what good it has done to me but wanted to know that can this do any harm?

A. Carry on…..eat…..no problem…but for you information it’s good and why…. you must know……as it have phytochemical flavonoid - Quercetin, which keeps your cardiovascular health good. Quercetin also neutralizes your free radicals. It helps to reduce your hypertension.

Q. I don’t know why I love taking onion rich food. I don’t know why I love taking onion rich food. I want onions a lot and even I eat onions raw…I don’t know the reason…I don’t know what good it has done to me but wanted to know that can this do any harm?

A. Carry on…..eat…..no problem…but for you information it’s good and why…. you must know……as it have phytochemical flavonoid - Quercetin, which keeps your cardiovascular health good. Quercetin also neutralizes your free radicals. It helps to reduce your hypertension.

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You should be able to cover the shallots and no more.
This salad gets its unmistakable sweet-salty crunch from caramelized shallots, an addictive staple in Vietnamese salads.
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I believe," she replied, "that shallots are a variety of onion, therefore it seems to me that you could legitimately include them without straying from the topic.
It says 5m [pounds sterling] worth of shallots per year are being eaten in the UK with the British crop now available.
Whisk the flour/cream mixture into the reduced shallot and tomato cooking liquid.
While the shallot is still young, varieties of vegetables with short life spans, like turnips, mustard greens or radishes, are successfully grown as companions without inhibiting the growth of either these or the shallots.
For the shallot puree: Slice and gently cook shallots in oil over a low heat.
2tbsp olive oil * 1tbsp cider vinegar * 1tsp lemon juice * 1tbsp tsp honey * 1 shallot, finely sliced * Good pinch of rock salt * Black pepper * 10 Viva strawberries * 1 bag of rocket * 1 ripe avocado * Handful of pistachios, chopped Serves 2 Method Whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon, honey, shallot, salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
8 ounces glutinous rice soaked in cola water 20 minutes, drained well 1/2 cup shallot oil from above 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro 2 teaspoons coarsen chopped dill 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
Salmon Tartare (Serves 4) 250g diced salmon 1 shallot (diced) 1 lemon (zest and juice) Teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns Teaspoon parsley Teaspoon chives 2 tablespoons olive oil Method Add diced shallot, zest and juice of lemon, pink pepper and herbs to salmon, bind together with olive oil and season to taste.
Stuffed n' puffed tomato and shallot tart (makes one) Ingredients 2 x Pastry sheet (15x15cm) 6 cherry tomatoes (halved) 3 shallots (quartered) 20g cheddar 30g mascarpone 1 egg 20ml Balsamic vinegar 1/2 garlic clove (grated) 5g chives Method 1.