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Secrets of the onion

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

OnionEat at least 10 kilograms a year, experts advise. The onion is not only a useful herb, but also means that for centuries has been used medicinally, as has unique properties. Nutritionists believe that the year one has to eat at least 10 kilograms of onions. The onion valuable and vegetables available from the fourth millennium BC, and science today because it prices its high dry matter content (10-20%), including sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose) – 7-10% and -2-3% protein. It contains a large amount of different mineral salts, vitamins, oils airy having bacterias properties. In onions also contain vitamin C (in the catalog – 35 mg), vitamin B1 – 60 mg, B2, B6, E, RR1, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron and citric acid. Essential oils give it a spicy taste and smell. The onion today is widely used in medicine. Alcoholic extract of the bulbs used in atony of the intestines, colitis, to raise the tone and the secretion of gastrointestinal tract in atherosclerosis and normal functioning of the heart.
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