If you have ever eaten at a raw restaurant and ordered a sandwich, is was likely served to you on this raw onion bread. It’s not overly exciting to look at but bow chica bow does it pack an awesome flavour.
What I’m talking about here is Raw Onion Bread. I’ll be the first to pass on anything that includes raw onion – but somehow, this goodness dehydrates, though at a low temperature, for long enough that the onions become sweet and mild. Be prepared though, you may have to don the old onion goggles to get this one prepped and ready.
Health Benefits of Onions and Raw Onion Bread
Onions rock my world this time of year. This is why.
- They’re a very good source of Vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, calcium and dietary fibre.
- Like garlic, onions also have the enzyme alliinase, which is released when an onion is cut or crushed and it causes your eyes to water.
- Contain flavonoids, compounds that act as antioxidants, have a direct antitumor effect and have immune-enhancing properties.
- The onion is the richest dietary source of quercetin, nature’s anti-histamine and a potent antioxidant specifically linked to inhibiting human stomach cancer. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral, thought to have diverse anti-cancer powers. Quercetin also has sedative properties.
- Onions contain a variety of organic sulphur compounds that aid in detoxing.
- Super source of Vitamin C, excellent at detoxifying the body and is effective in removing lead, arsenic and cadmium. So increasing consumption of onions can help the body to get rid of these harmful metals.
- Onions have also been shown to have a significant blood sugar-lowering action, even comparable to some prescription drugs.
- Onions have potent antibacterial activity, destroying many disease-causing pathogens, including E. coli and salmonella.
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