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Onions and Allicin

Onions and Allicin

Doesn't matter how strong you are, you must have cried when you cut onions. Registered dietitian said onion, green onions and garlic contain allicin, an antioxidant that helps reduce free radical damages to cells; it prevents vascular aging and cancer. According to the World Cancer Research Fund's expert report, consumption of vegetables with allicinĀ  (including onion) will help prevent stomach cancer. In addition, onions are rich in natural sugar, vitamin C and potassium; a medium-sized onion contains about forty-four calories. Onion has a very unique taste, which is suitable for use as seasoning or garnish.