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The Benefits of Eating Raw Onions Everyday

Updated on June 20, 2017
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Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

The benefits of eating raw onions everyday
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Origins and General Information

  • Latin Name : Allium cepa
  • Onions are native to Asia and the Middle East. Onions are the most cultivated species of the genus Allium, which also includes garlic, and the cultivation goes back to over 5,000 years.
  • Onions come in several varieties: red, white, yellow, and green (scallions). Yellow onions are considered the sweetest-tasting.

Yellow onions
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The Health Benefits of Eating Onions

Foods in the Allium family (onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, and chives) are associated with a number of health benefits, including:

  • a reduced risk of gastric cancer1, when eating in large quantities;
  • reduced risk of blood clots. Note that if the onions are steam-cooked2, this benefit is reduced;
  • improved sleep and mood;
  • healthier skin and hair.3
  • red onions in particular contain high amounts of Quercetin, which boosts immunity and has an anti-inflammatory effect.4

Onions are more beneficial when eaten raw. However, cooked onions still retain sufficient nutrients to be beneficial to health.

Some more benefits of onions are:

  • Act as an antibiotic, particularly for infections in the mouth.5
  • and have antiseptic properties.
  • High amounts of the flavonoid Quercetin (especially in the red variety) make onions beneficial for relieving allergy and asthma symptoms, controlling cholesterol and hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis.6
  • Essential onion oil may benefit diabetics by lowering the level of glucose in the blood.7

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Nutritional Components of Onions

Onions are rich in the strong sulphur containing compounds, which are the primary source of their strong smell. They also contain high levels of flavonoids, particularly Quercetin which is also an antioxidant. Onions are a good source of vitamins B6, C, biotin, K, folic acid, chromium, calcium, and fiber.

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Vitamin Content Per 100g of Raw Onion

Vitamins
Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Folates
19 mcg
5%
Niacin
0.116 mg
1%
Pantothenic Acid
0.123 mg
2.50%
Pyridoxine
0.120 mg
9%
Riboflavin
0.027 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.046 mg
4%
Vitamin A
2 IU
0%
Vitamin C
7.4 mg
12%
Vitamin E
0.02 mg
0%
Source: USDA National Nutrient Datebase

Mineral Content Per 100g of Raw Onion

Minerals
Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Calcium
23 mg
2%
Copper
0.039 mg
4%
Iron
0.21 mg
3%
Magnesium
10 mg
2.50%
Manganese
0.129 mg
5.50%
Phosphorus
29 mg
4%
Zinc
0.17 mg
1.50%
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database
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Macro Nutrients

Principle
Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Energy
40 Kcal
2%
Carbohydrates
9.34 g
7%
Protein
1.10 g
2%
Total Fat
0.10 g
0.50%
Cholesterol
0 mg
0%
Dietary Fiber
1.7 g
4.50%

Electrolytes

Electrolytes
Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Sodium
4 mg
0%
Potassium
146 mg
3%

Phyto-nutrients

Phyto-nutrients
Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Carotene-beta
1 mcg
--
Cryptoxanthin-beta
0 mcg
--
Lutein-zeaxanthin
4 mcg
--

Caution

Some people experience bloating, headaches, and gas after eating onions. Washing onions in salty water before eating can reduce this effect.

How to Keep Onions From Making You Cry

  • Wet your hands, the onions, and the knife you will be using before you start chopping. This weakens the sulphide gas that is released from cut onions so it does not reach your eyes.
  • Wetting your hands and the knife makes them slippery. Be careful while you chop!
  • Some say that chewing gum while cutting onions will keep your eyes from burning and watering. This also helps mask onion breath.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements.

How to Cut an Onion Like a Pro

How to Make Onion Marmalade

Green Onion and Cheddar Biscuits

This recipe makes savory, buttery, and flaky biscuits—perfect for any meal.

  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

Method

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine biscuit baking mix, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and green onions. Slowly stir in milk until all ingredients are just moist.
  • Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and brush biscuits with melted butter. Spinkle parsley on top of each biscuit. Return biscuits to oven and bake an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Onion Chutney Recipe

Warm Cheesy Sweet Onion Dip

This recipe makes a dip that's perfect for cocktail parties or tailgating.

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups thinly sliced sweet yellow onions
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • Crackers or chips for dipping

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Pour onion mixture into a baking dish. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, Swiss cheese, pepper jack cheese, Parmesan cheese and hot sauce. Toss to combine.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake about 30 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes before serving.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thank you for appreciating sams740.

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      sams740 2 months ago

      Really it is an effective information. Thanks for your job ji...Singh Jolly.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Glad you like the information. Thanks for stopping by Joseph MC.

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      Joseph Mc 2 months ago

      I love onions! I eat one every two days. I enjoyed your info on the onion. Thank you.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thank you.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Ubon, go easy on the onion juice. Moderation is best.

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      Damian 3 months ago

      You are great. Thanks in million time for that wonderful article.

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      Ubon 3 months ago

      Thanx so much for the insightful information, i have been taking a tumbler full of Onion juice for a week now, a noticed

      some tremendous changes in my body, however i was not so aware of the numerous benefits. Thanx for the knowlegde.

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      DERRICK ZULU 5 months ago

      Hi rajan singh jolly,is it safe to take a raw onion everyday?

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      Irfan Bawazir 7 months ago

      Dear Ranjan Sir,

      Thanks a lot for this information. Really i was unaware of this much natural benefits of only one Onion. Its your hardwork to make us aware of God's gift.

      I too will start all the process of eating onion along with my family now onward specially.

      Thank you very much sir by my bottom of heart.

      God Bless You.

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      Onionlover 8 months ago

      Thanks for the great article

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      Adejhelil 9 months ago

      How can I make onion juice, because i my hair back to normal

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      sanjay billore 12 months ago

      Ranjan Thanks a lot for this information, I need your help in another case. I had polio when i was 1 an half year old my right leg was affected and it is thinner and weaker than my left leg. i am of 36 never felt pain in any leg i dont use any stick to walk but for few days i have been feel pain in my left knee of my strong leg. can you suggest me better diet or exercise ....Thanks

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      Ramesh R 12 months ago

      Rajan ji.

      Thanks for guidance, i stop onion intake now and get doctor advise...currently i am working and living in QATAR country.

      Ji...i will contact to you..asap.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 12 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Ramesh you did not mention earlier that you are diabetic and have hypertension. I would have suggested getting advice from a doctor first.

      Onions too make blood thinner so you have to be watchful as you are taking medicine to thin the blood.

      Onions are anti inflammatory hence the benefits to your knee joint are to be expected.

      I'm glad the onions are helping but I would suggest you reduce their intake by half if you intend taking it longer.

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      Ramesh R 12 months ago

      I eat small raw onions for a week, i got very good improvement in leg knee joint, i can fold my leg and i feel no knee pain also.... I am total satisfied.

      Apart from that i have suffer left ear side black skin has formed for few months ago. now its changing to normal my health color...its also another improvement. so i feel good ....

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      Ramesh R 12 months ago

      Rajan ji.

      Thanks for response, Just one week before i am started the eating small raw onions morning empty stomach 4 no's and lunch time with food 7 pieces . please advise me its right way or wrong way am travelling.

      please note that i am diabetic patient and eat medicine for blood clotting and BP.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 12 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Ramesh you can take a small raw onions everyday or 2-3 pieces of a large one daily.

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      Ramesh R 12 months ago

      A man age 40 and above, how many onions are to be takken as dialy basic and how many month to continue. if Raw onion only.

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      iqbal 13 months ago

      use of onioin good and increase sex powe also ??????

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 20 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It checks infection by bacteria.

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      authritic 20 months ago

      In Dog Bites [...] It removes the poison.

      Have you venomous dogs?

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      Asamoah 23 months ago

      Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Guy 2 years ago

      Wow... I'd say your a liar. Numbers 11:15 mentions Onions?

      http://biblehub.com/numbers/11-15.htm

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      Jack Ketch 2 years ago

      Every day. Every day is only one word when used as an adjective.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Manoj Sharma Gandhi- thanks for appreciating and supporting my efforts of spreading the health benefits of natural foods.

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      manoj sharma gandhi 3 years ago

      Dear rajan , u r doing a really great job. Nature friendly n sustainably while u r spreading an ancient great knowledge of surroundings and from daily life at almist nil cast ingredients. I support by heart.also thanking you.

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      june 3 years ago

      This is very vert good information thanks a lot

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      shalomgarden403@gmail.com 3 years ago

      I used to eat onion raw from my school days not knowing the long list of its benefits, I am a chain smoker from the age of 15, now 57, going strong ! may be the onion effect !

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      joram umburi 3 years ago

      its true for what you put there but also most of onion they oxidize iron and unions from different foods which may cause cancer in human body,

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Amir Qazzafi, thanks for reading. I'm sorry to learn about your disease but I'm not a medical doctor. You need to contact your doctor for your problem.

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      amir Qazzafi 4 years ago

      Amir Qazzafi

      i am 21 years old boy and i am suffered in Bone cancer last stage.

      How i can get well soon by using onions?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      No, but keep the skin on to prevent them from getting spoilt, rajani.

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      rajani 4 years ago

      i want to know is onion gets poisonous if we cut it and store it for 2-3 days in a refirigerater?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Good to learn that onions made you quit smoking cigars. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Genesis Ibanez 4 years ago

      I love raw onions. Always eat it every meal, snacks and to pass time. It helps me also to quit smoking cigars. I eat onions like an apple. My day is not complete without eating onions. Thankyou. :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks, Dickwithabrick. Glad you found relief with onions and liked the info given here as well. Thanks for visiting.

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      Dickwithabrick 4 years ago

      For some strange reason I had the urge a few days ago to eat raw yellow onions. I guess I saw my dad eating raw onions when I was growing up. Let me say that I had no idea about it's health benefits. To my amazement two incredible things happened to me.

      (1) For years I had problems urinating - pain and slowness.

      After two days of eating raw onions, the pain is completely gone and my urine is flowing freely.

      (2) Over the past year I have difficulty sleeping. Last night I slept like a baby - my first good night rest in a long time.

      It's no coincidence. So I decided to research the benefits of onions and it brought me to this site. Now I can say with conviction that onion is a miracle vegetable!

      Thanks for putting up this forum Rajan Jolly. You are a man amongst men.

      I ♥ hubpages. It's ♫ to my soul!

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      Dickwithabrick 4 years ago

      For some strange reason I had the urge a few days ago to eat raw yellow onions. I guess I saw my dad eating raw onions when I was growing up. Let me say that I had no idea about it's health benefits. To my amazement two incredible things happened to me.

      (1) For years I had problems urinating - pain and slowness.

      After two days of eating raw onions, the pain is completely gone and my urine is flowing freely.

      (2) Over the past year I have difficulty sleeping. Last night I slept like a baby - my first good night rest in a long time.

      It's not a coincidence. So I decided to research the benefits of onions today and it brought me to this site. Now I can say with conviction that onion is a miracle vegetable!

      Thanks for putting up this forum Rajan Jolly. You are a man among men.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Jmillis - glad you like the info. Thanks.

      @ Koralee - thanks for stopping by.

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      Koralee Phillips 4 years ago from Penticton British Columbia Canada

      Very interesting read. I had no idea onions could be used to dye hair. I love raw onions and try to have them daily in my salad. I'm very glad to read how healthy they. Thanks. Voting up and useful.

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      Jmillis2006 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub, I love onions they make almost every dish better. I am not sure about the onion juice for health issues but the are tasty.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Fitnessforlife, this information is for the onions that are usually available. I do not have the details specifically for the sweet vidalia onions.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Fitnessforlife 4 years ago

      Powerful information. Do the sweet vidalia onions have the same healing properties as the other onions mentioned?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Sueswan, onions are great and healthy eaten anyway. Thanks for the visit and sharing. Always good to see you.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Ranjan,

      Thank you for sharing the benefits of eating onions. I prefer onions in a stir fry or I will add them to an omelette.

      Voted up and awesome and sharing

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @ Au fait - Indian food has onion in most of the dishes so not a day goes by when at least 4 out of 5 dishes have onion in them. Glad you use this healthy vegetable quite often. Thanks for reading and sharing.

      @ Fiddleman - Thanks for stopping by Robert.

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      Robert Elias Ballard 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

      Great hub and lots of valuable information. A good onion makes almost everything taste better and knowing the benefits of eating them regularly is nice to know. Thanks for sharing!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Believe it or not, onions are my favorite vegetable. I love them raw, steamed, boiled, fried, and even French fried! They make everything (except maybe desert) better, and they do have so many healthful benefits, fighting cancer among other things.

      Voted you up, useful, interesting, and will share!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I'm glad you find the information useful Chris. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Very interesting hub rajan. I did not know that there were so many health benefits from eating onions. Thank you for sharing such an informative and useful hub. Voted up!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Patricia, I can understand how glad you are that you've been using this health food ever so often without knowing the range of its health benefits. We use onions here in almost all the vegetables that we cook.

      Appreciate the visit and comments.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      who knew?? I thought I was in the loop on most healthful foods but never thought of onions as being among those. They are such an essential part of many savorty dishes that I used them often.I am so glad to know that they are such an awesome food. When I lived in Georgia I used ot make Vidalia onion sandwiches ..they were so yummy. I still get them here in FL but they just don't seem as good and I am sure they are the same.

      Thanks for sharing this with us :) ps

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks Frank. Glad you liked the hub.

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      Frank Slovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Well done ...we use various varieties of onions in many of our dishes, this is a very good hub..thank you

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @ Kasman - I hope the benefits of onions far exceed the cost of the packs of gums! Lol! I appreciate your sense of humor and thank you for stopping by, voting and sharing the hub. Have a great day!

      @ hoozi - so glad you appreciate the information. Appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful day!

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      hoozi 4 years ago

      these informations showing how much we changed from our ancestors,with busy life we do forget about the natural medicines ,

      brother these information are very vital to evey one,glad you have more post like these ....

      all the best

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I always knew there were VERY good reasons I enjoy eating onions. I knew they were nutritious but I had no idea to their healing qualities or the fact that they were used to remove rust from things. The only problem is that I have to buy like 3 packs of gum a week! I appreciate this article and I will be sharing it and voting it up. Thanks for writing it and God bless.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Faith, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad the hub was informative to you.

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      I love raw onions! Never knew there were so many health benefits to eating them.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @ Nuella - malt vinegar is also acidic so adding onions to it would probably not reduce the acidic feel. However if you find you're agreeing with this rather than consuming onions alone its fine. Regarding your second question, the onion has to be applied locally. Consuming it too will benefit more.

      Thanks for reading.

      @ snakeslane - Yes you could make onion pulp and squeeze it out of a cloth. Seriously, I haven't tried juicing it in a juicer. As for the quantity you'd have to do it yourself to find out.

      Thanks for coming by.

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      rajan jolly, You really know your onions! I'm curious exactly how you would get the juice out of a raw onion. Wouldn't it just turn to pulp? Would you squeeze it through a cloth? I guess having a juicer would be helpful. But wondering how you would do this by hand. And how much juice would you get from one medium sized onion? Thank you for sharing. Regards, snakeslane

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      Nuella 4 years ago

      Hello Rajan, quite an interesting read and I must say well done in taking time out to respond to every single post....you are the best!

      Do you think using malt vinegar to reduce the acidic feel of onion would reduce the health benefit of eating raw onions? I eat 1 onion bulb a day but soaked in malt vinegar. Also does eating onions prevent hair loss? Or must I rub it on my head to get the result? Thanks

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for stopping by Scott.

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      Scott 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I love eating onions, I eat at least one a day!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi JanMaklak,

      This is a useful share and can surely be used when weather permits. At other times the water method could be used. Thanks for coming by.

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      JanMaklak 4 years ago from Canada

      I'll have to try the water method to reduce tears. I have also found that a small fan blowing over my work surface prevents much of the gas from reaching my face and that stops the tears for sure.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Moronkee, that is a big compliment, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the write up and the video. Thanks for coming by.

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      Moronke Oluwatoyin 4 years ago

      I like your lens. After reading, I went straight to the kitchen to eat a raw onion.I 'll try using it on my head.

      Thanks for all the tips and I enjoyed the video.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      JanMaklak, thanks for stopping by.

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      JanMaklak 4 years ago from Canada

      I love onions and eat them almost every day. I never knew of all the good things you mentioned here. Excellent post!

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      Rajan, This is an incredible article, I could not believe my eyes as I read your hub. Onions turn your hair black?? Can I share some of tips with my friends on my youtube channel? I knew onions had healing benefits, but this list is amazing. Voted up, and bookmarked!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @ Jason - thanks for the compliments and I appreciate your visit and comments.

      @ Claire - you are right. Alternate foods can be healthy. Thanks.

      @ Brenda - Eating healthy and healthy foods hurt no one. Thanks for visiting.

      @ Blissful Writer - glad to note you found onions so healthy. Thanks for coming by.

      @ Vijay - thanks

      @ tattuwurn - You can crush the onions to extract the juice. Thanks for appreciating and visiting.

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      tattuwurn 4 years ago

      I love eating onions. I sometimes fill my dish with onion rings , lots of them! But here I just have found an answer to intermittent whizzing, tinny sound in my right ear. How to exactly extract an onion juice? Maybe from finely chopping the onion? Thanks for the informative and helpful hub.

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      vijay. 4 years ago

      its very good to know about the onions and i was not aware the uses of the onions in our daily routine and for the body. thank you so much.

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      BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

      Yes, eating onions everyday is good preventative health. I eat them mainly for their anti-allergenic and immune supporting properties.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      We eat a lot of onions in out home. If we humans just left the processed foods behind and began eating natural foods again, our health would improve drastically. Onions are a favorite food of mine. I knew they were beneficial but had no idea of all the health benefits you listed. Thanks for the detailed Hub. I shall make an effort for my family to eat even more onions!

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      Claire 4 years ago from Surrey, Uk

      Yes. I used to have lots of small but irritating health issues and then found out that I was intolerant to several foods. This has lead me to find out about alternatives and I have found that many of these are healthier in general as well.

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      Jason Poquette 4 years ago from Whitinsville, MA

      Now, that may be the most comprehensive article on Onions I've read. Good job!

      @jasonpoquette

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      The foundation of good health is healthy eating Claire. I'm glad you appreciate this fact. Most of the disease comes from either indiscriminatingly or eating stuff that does not agree with our body. Eating well is always a good starting point.

      Thanks for reading.

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      Claire 4 years ago from Surrey, Uk

      :) I am very interested in how foods can be used to heal and keep us health especially as I have several food intolerances. I always try to find a natural method to help or cure whenever I can because I believe that is much better for us and that if we can prevent issues even starting by eating well then all the better.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nice to know you now are fond of this healthy food, Claire. I appreciate your sparing time to read, comment and share.

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      Claire 4 years ago from Surrey, Uk

      Very interesting and informative hub. I never liked onions as a child other than the small pickled type. But now I love all types and eat them very often. I knew of some of their health benefits but it is good to know that they are so very good for us and in so many ways. I am going to share this with friends.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Umer Farooq, I do hope you try it for yourself and find its efficacy. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Umer Farooq 4 years ago from Birmingham, United Kingdom

      Rajan Jolly, even one of my friends was using onion juice to stop his hair fall and he was having positive effects while applying onion juice. I am facing hair fall as well. He recommended it to me as well, but I took it lightly as I never heard of this recipe for hair fall. After I have read this in your hub, I am ready to give it a go and I hope it will work. I need to do more research as this could be a very important breakthrough for many people like me who are facing hair fall problems. Once again credit goes to you for writing up such a knowledgeable hub and provoking me to have a go at onions.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @ grapewater - I'm glad you know now how important and useful onion is to good health. In India, onions are used in every meal, raw or in dishes.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

      @ ryanjhoe - I entirely agree with you. Thanks for reading.

      @ MS - I hope you fiancée is motivated to start using it and liking it. Many thanks for coming by.

      @ yankee - Absolutely right you are. Onion has been thought to have life increasing benefits. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Trudy, cut up an onion finely and take out its juice. Add equal quantity of honey to it. store it in a glass bottle. Take 1 tsp of this mixture 2 times a day for whooping cough.

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      yankeeintexas 4 years ago from Lubbock, Texas

      I had a few older relatives eat an onion a day. They believed that it would keep them healthy, and live longer. Personally, I think they were right! They never seemed to get sick, and lived a very long life.

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      MSLewis 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Wonderful article! I plan to forward this to my fiancé. I absolutely love onions, I'll actually eat them like apples on occasion, but she hates them, whether they're cooked into something or not.

      Anyway, very well done!

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      ryanjhoe 4 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      Onions indeed have many health benefits, I live in asian region and we used onions as common ingredients in many various traditional food.

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      Umer Farooq 4 years ago from Birmingham, United Kingdom

      This has been a wonderful hub with lots of information on numerous useful aspects of onion. As most of other community members indicated that they knew onion was useful but they didn't know to what extent. Same is my case. I knew onions were useful but this hub provided me with a useful insight on how useful onions can be. Thank you for sharing this information with all of us.

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      Trudy 4 years ago

      hi Rajan,

      I have got whooping cough and a friend told me to find out about steaming onions and drinking the juice. Would I literally cut up a raw onion, put it in hot water and inhale it? Then, should I drink that water?

      Thank you for your help, and your very informative page!

      Trudy

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @ allelsematters - the white onion is more expensive here in India. We also use a lot of onion in daily cooking as well as in salads. Nice to know you like the info. Thanks for stopping by.

      @ Better Yourself - Thanks, I appreciate the comments and visit.

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      Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I love onions! And I've been aware of the health benefits which is an added bonus considering how much I eat them. But I had no idea onions were used for so many other things - really interesting! Great job on the Hub!

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      Lady Jen Palven 4 years ago from Philippines

      Great Hub! Very useful.I love onions..i love eating them and using it as an ingredient especially when i'm making a salad..Which one is expensive the red one or the white one?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @ Stephanie - Thanks for your input. I hope the cough syrup is effective. Thanks for reading.

      @ fpherj - Glad you use this fine vegetable regularly. Many thanks for your visit.

      @ ignugent - really nice to know you like the info. Thanks for your comments and visit.

      @ Tracy - Thanks for your visit and comments.

      @ Sam - appreciate your comments and visit. Thanks.

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Amazing Hub! I had no idea onions had so many health benefits! Thank you for your research and sharing this awesome hub!

      Voted up useful and awesome

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

      I am so glad I happened upon this hub. I love to caramelize onions and sometimes even crave them, and not during pregnancy. I thought it was odd but not something to worry about, I suspected that there was something in the onions that my body would benefit from. It is great to read about the many benefits of onions! Thanks for all the info.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Love onions and we always put it in our dishes. I did not know some of the benefits listed and I am glad I am eating it almost everyday.

      Thanks rajan for sharing. :-)

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      rajan....I knew onions were good for us, but had NO idea...how good!! The long list is amazing. I have always eaten onions and cook with them in most every recipe. My husband and I eat a lot of raw veggie salads and onions are one of the many veggies I include with our lettuce, etc.

      Thank for this useful and interesting hub......UP & shared!