Fresh Onion is the most commonly cultivated species of Allium genus which is used as a flavor enhancing ingredient in numerous cuisines including curry, vegetables, soup, and uttapam. It appears as red colored bulb shaped vegetable having red-tinged white flesh or multiple layers wrapped around each other in symmetry. Fresh Onion consists of a volatile gas syn-propanethial-S-oxide, which results in the eye irritation while chopping. It is comprised of optimum amounts of anthocyanin pigments, flavonoid, & phytochemical as compared to other varieties.
Presence of chromium helps in regulating blood sugar
Lowers the production of low density lipid
Folate present in onion can combat depression & aids sleep