Have you ever thought why do we get tears while cutting onions? Especially women in India are dramatic queens where, the tears roll down while they watch movies, serials etc even while cutting onions. The scientific reason behind this, is the sulphur content in onions brings tears in the eyes. Let us put an end to this tragedy scenes by using Alibaug white onions released from Konkan agricultural university dapoli, Maharashtra which are sweet and has no tear factor and so called as tear less onions.
ALIBAUG (Maharashtra): The famed white onion of Alibag in Maharashtra’s Raigad district has earned itself a ‘Geographical Indication’, giving the crop a unique identity and wider markets.
The soil of Alibaug taluka has low sulphur content and grows in organic soils .
The onions have low pungency, sweet taste, ‘no tear’ factor, low pyruvic acid, high protein, fat and fibre content, besides high antioxidant compounds (quercetin).
White onions are grown in Alibaug for Ages with only traditional and genuine seeds. It has a special taste and color due to soil texture in which it is grown and is different from normal white onion available in the market. This does not have strong smell like the normal onion.
One cup of chopped onion contains: (approx.)
calories 64, Fat 0 grams, carbohydrate 15 grams, Cholesterol 0 grams, fiber 3 grams, sugar 7 grams, protein 2 grams, Vitamin C, vitamin B-6 manganese } 10% or more of the daily value, small amounts of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium and the antioxidants like quercetin , sulphur compounds like allyl propyl disulphide.
- It boosts immunity, helps with insomnia,
- It aids in blood cleaning, blood pressure and heart-related ailments.
- White onion is highly effective in controlling evening bloating, night sweats, and is also good for gut bacteria diversity, as it works as a prebiotic and has resistant starch which is good for your stomach and gut health.
“Finally it can be consumed as raw so this onion will be lovable to all vegans which can be used for salads”