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The Benefits of Eating Raw Onions Every Day

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

The benefits of eating raw onions everyday

Onion flowers

Onion flowers

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

Yellow onions

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:

  • 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 hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis.6
  • Essential onion oil may benefit diabetics by lowering the level of glucose in the blood.7

References Used

1 Consumption of large amounts of Allium vegetables reduces risk for gastric cancer in a meta-analysis. Zhou Y, Zhuang W, Hu W, Liu GJ, Wu TX, Wu XT.

2 Steam-cooking rapidly destroys and reverses onion-induced anti-platelet activity. Emilie A Hansen, John D Folts, and Irwin L Goldman

3 Onions: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information. Megan Ware RDN, LD

4 Quercetin, Inflammation and Immunity. Yao Li, Jiaying Yao, Chunyan Han, Jiaxin Yang, Maria Tabassum Chaudhry, Shengnan Wang, Hongnan Liu, and Yulong Yin.

5 Anti-bacterial action of onion (Allium cepa L.) extracts against oral pathogenic bacteria. Kim JH.

6Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide.

7 Effect of essential oil of onion (allyl propyl disulphide) on blood glucose, free fatty acid and insulin levels of normal subjects. Augusti KT, Benaim ME

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 fibre.

Red onions

Red onions

Vitamin Content Per 100g of Raw Onion

Source: USDA National Nutrient Datebase

VitaminsNutrient ValuePercentage 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%

Mineral Content Per 100g of Raw Onion

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database

MineralsNutrient ValuePercentage 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%

White onions

White onions

Macro Nutrients

PrincipleNutrient ValuePercentage 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

ElectrolytesNutrient ValuePercentage of RDA

Sodium

4 mg

0%

Potassium

146 mg

3%

Phyto-nutrients

Phyto-nutrientsNutrient ValuePercentage of RDA

Carotene-beta

1 mcg

--

Cryptoxanthin-beta

0 mcg

--

Lutein-zeaxanthin

4 mcg

--

Aloo Hare Pyaz ki Sabzi Recipe | Potato and Spring Onion Sabzi

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.

Green Onion and Cheddar Biscuits

This recipe makes savoury, 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. Sprinkle 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.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2011 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 19, 2020:

Glad you found the info on onions useful. It is good you like it, having it raw is the best way to have it. Thank you, Miebakagh.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 19, 2020:

Rajah, I happen to read a comment you made on onion article you wrote. Onions, falls within my favorite cooking vegetables. I like it much in rice, plain pancakes, bean cakes, bean porriges, and in stews. Whether I'm cooking or not, I'll slice a ring or two and chew same alone, or wash it down with a cup of black tea. There're many and varied ways to use the vegetable. Thanks for sharing.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 19, 2020:

Rajah, I happen to read a comment you made on onion article you wrote. Onions, falls within my favorite cooking vegetables. I like it much in rice, plain pancakes, bean cakes, bean porriges, and in stews. Whether I'm cooking or not, I'll slice a ring or two and chew same alone, or wash it down with a cup of black tea. There're many and varied ways to use the vegetable. Thanks for sharing.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 18, 2020:

Good to know you like onions now, I.B Osiotenime. Thanks for stopping by.

I.B Osiotenime on September 18, 2020:

growing up, I use to dread the sight of onions in my meal, I could spend the whole day selecting onions out of my meal, this was a major issiue for me bcox I didnt have control of my food,

When I become an adult and started to fed for myself onions was the last thing you will find in my kitchen

But the narrative is changing, as i began to read about it health benefit, today I can eat it raw, and blend the onions when cocking. am improving very fast.

thanks for this information.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 16, 2019:

Thanks for the read, Audrey and I hope to try this tip with white bread. Thank you.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on November 11, 2019:

My son loves onions so much that he can eat one, peeled, like an apple.

Thanks for such an informative article on the benefits of eating raw onions. I'll make sure to eat more raw instead of sauteed.

My mother always held a slice of white bread between her teeth to prevent "onion tears."

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 15, 2019:

Hello, Rajah, I appreciated your feedback. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 15, 2019:

Thank you, T.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 15, 2019:

Miebakagh, glad you found this useful. Thank you for the visit.

T on April 13, 2019:

Rajah so grateful on your health on onions

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 04, 2019:

Hi, Rajah, very helpful indeed. Onions are my favorite herb besides garlic. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 04, 2019:

Thank you Miebakagh. I'm glad you find these helpful.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 03, 2019:

Hi, Rajah, my pleasure reading another health hub from your stable. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the day.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 02, 2019:

You are welcome Abebe Redahegn.

Abebe Redahegn on January 01, 2019:

Thanks for the great article

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 05, 2018:

I agree with you Kirti. Raw onions, indeed, are far better than the junk you mentioned. Thank you.

kirtidv2006 on October 05, 2018:

Thanks Rajan. The recipes at the end look delicious. I am glad that many of the indian foods can be eaten with raw onions on the side. And due to it's crunchy nature, it can easily be replaced with eating chips or other forms of junk food that are crunchy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 23, 2018:

Thank you for affirming it, Michael.

Michael nkrumah on July 22, 2018:

Yes I have tested it and it is good

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 09, 2018:

Thank you

Pradhuman on June 12, 2018:

Sir eating a onion daily keep hair healthy?

berkeleycowboy on June 04, 2018:

I have known the importance of eating Onions since my friend died after moving to an assisted living housing. The facility prepared the meals but the food was devoid of any Onions because of some of the people living at the establishment had issues with Onions.

What I noticed is a steady decline in my friends health. He died of an infection which I'm hypothesized started in his gut.

Deby on February 01, 2018:

Looks fantastic

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on January 17, 2018:

I liked reading your article, very informative, especially the information of how to keep onions from making you cry, thank you.

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on January 15, 2018:

I liked reading your article, especially the information of how to keep onions from making you cry, thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 08, 2017:

Thanks

Yolanda on November 15, 2017:

Thank you for sharing

Vera on October 30, 2017:

Thank you. You are God sent, God bless you

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2017:

Thank you for appreciating sams740.

sams740 on July 13, 2017:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 01, 2017:

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

Joseph Mc on July 01, 2017:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 15, 2017:

Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 15, 2017:

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

Damian on June 02, 2017:

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

Ubon on May 31, 2017:

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.

DERRICK ZULU on April 08, 2017:

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

Irfan Bawazir on February 03, 2017:

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.

Onionlover on January 12, 2017:

Thanks for the great article

Adejhelil on December 12, 2016:

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

sanjay billore on September 21, 2016:

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

Ramesh R on September 21, 2016:

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.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 20, 2016:

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.

Ramesh R on September 16, 2016:

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 ....

Ramesh R on September 16, 2016:

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.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 14, 2016:

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

Ramesh R on September 11, 2016:

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.

iqbal on August 09, 2016:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 28, 2016:

It checks infection by bacteria.

authritic on January 28, 2016:

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

Have you venomous dogs?

Asamoah on October 29, 2015:

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

Jack Ketch on January 18, 2015:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 12, 2014:

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

manoj sharma gandhi on September 06, 2014:

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.

june on July 31, 2014:

This is very vert good information thanks a lot

shalomgarden403@gmail.com on July 05, 2014:

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 !

joram umburi on November 20, 2013:

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,

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 25, 2013:

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.

amir Qazzafi on August 24, 2013:

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?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 19, 2013:

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

rajani on July 15, 2013:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 08, 2013:

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

Genesis Ibanez on June 06, 2013:

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. :)

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 26, 2013:

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

Dickwithabrick on April 26, 2013:

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!

Dickwithabrick on April 26, 2013:

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.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 21, 2013:

Jmillis - glad you like the info. Thanks.

@ Koralee - thanks for stopping by.

Koralee Phillips from Vancouver British Columbia Canada on March 20, 2013:

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.

Jmillis2006 from North Carolina on March 19, 2013:

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.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 19, 2013:

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.

Fitnessforlife on February 19, 2013:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 16, 2013:

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

Sueswan on February 15, 2013:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 30, 2012:

@ 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.

Fiddleman on December 29, 2012:

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!

C E Clark from North Texas on December 29, 2012:

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!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 20, 2012:

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

Chris Achilleos on December 20, 2012:

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!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 19, 2012:

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.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 19, 2012:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 17, 2012:

Thanks Frank. Glad you liked the hub.

Frank Slovenec from San Francisco, CA on December 16, 2012:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 16, 2012:

@ 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!

hoozi on December 16, 2012:

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

Kas from Bartlett, Tennessee on December 16, 2012:

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.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 15, 2012:

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

Faith A Mullen on December 14, 2012:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 14, 2012:

@ 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.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on December 13, 2012:

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

Nuella on December 07, 2012:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 06, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by Scott.

Scott from Austin, Texas on December 04, 2012:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 02, 2012:

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.

JanMaklak from Canada on December 02, 2012:

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.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 01, 2012:

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

Moronke Oluwatoyin on November 30, 2012:

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.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on November 26, 2012:

JanMaklak, thanks for stopping by.

JanMaklak from Canada on November 26, 2012:

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

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on November 25, 2012:

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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