World of the onion

The onion is popular all over the world. It is, therefore, also one of the most cultivated and consumed vegetables world-wide. In many households, onions are used almost daily,
be it as a vegetable or as seasoning (herb). They are used to flavour a wide range of dishes.

From Grower to Consumer

Before the onion actually reaches your kitchen, a lot of things have happened. The onion is available at the supermarket...
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Onions originate from the Middle East in the region stretching from Iran to West-Pakistan and adjoining Southern Russia.
From there, the cultivation..
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Botanic Details

Onions, shallots and garlic are all members of the Allium family, which has more than 300 varieties. Botanists could not agree for a long time whether the allium family was part of the larger families of lilies (Liliaceae) or amaryllis (Amaryllidaceae),
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Nutritional Values

Onions and shallots contain very few calories. Like all other types of vegetables, onions contain few calories and no fat.
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Medicinal effects

Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death in the Netherlands. So the best thing you can do is protect yourself against it. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do yourself. For example, eat lots of vegetables and fruit.
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