Recipes and Benefits of Red Onion

By | April 4, 2016

Red onion is one kind of ingredient that usually used in many delicious recipes. If you are familiar with cooking activity, you understand what this ingredient can give to your food. Some food which are using red onion as one of the ingredient are mostly soup recipes, broccoli recipes, pasta recipes, and still many others.

Red onion is having capability to increase your food flavor. If you do not believe it, you can try cooking some recipes without using this item. We guarantee that you will feel awkward when tasting your food. You will feel there is something missing on your food.

However, beside it is good for giving flavor to your food; it is also having extraordinary nutrition. Do you want to know  are the benefits? Do you want to know special recipe that used red onion as the ingredients? If you want to know all about that information, you can dig it up on this article.

Benefits of Red Onion 

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Do you believe that you can get many  benefits? Some people think that it is not having benefit other than giving flavor to food. Actually, that is not true. Here are some health benefits that you can get from eating red onion:

  • It is able to prevent cancer disease

It is true that it is able to prevent cancer diseases. Many studies have proven it. So, why it can prevent cancer disease? Well, it is because the quercetin substance that conceal inside of Quercetin is special substance that can work as antioxidant. This substance will fight the appearance of cell cancer inside of our body.

  • It can reduce high blood tension and any cardiovascular diseases

Beside of having quercetin, it is also having other important substance called allicin. Allicin is special substance that can help preventing cardiovascular disease and also high blood tension.

  • It can reduce resistance insulin problem

People who are having resistance insulin problem should consume a lot of red onion. Why? It is because this ingredient is having special substance called chromium.

Chromium is able to solve problem like resistance insulin. If you are suffering diabetes mellitus type 2, then you should eat red onion from now on.

  • For diabetic patient

As the result of many studies on it, it is shown that this ingredient is great ingredients for diabetic patient. Beside it can solve resistance insulin problem, it is also having low GI.

That is why; this ingredient is good enough to be consumed by people who are suffering diabetes mellitus diseases.

Recipe from Red Onion

Red Onion

       Red Onion Pickle

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So, you have seen many benefits you can get from it. Some of you maybe want to know about how to make delicious red onion for cooking right now. If you want to consume this ingredient frequently, then we suggest you to make it. It is because,you can combine pickle with many kind of food.

If you want to make delicious and quick red onion pickle, you can start preparing some ingredients like (approximately 2 cups servings):




  • Red onion 1 medium size (peel and thinly sliced)
  • Sugar ½ teaspoon
  • Salt ½ teaspoon
  • Rice vinegar ¾ cup

If you want to add flavor to your pickle, then you also need to prepare some flavor ingredients like:

  • Garlic 1 small clove (peel and cut)
  •  Black peppercorn 5 pcs
  • Allspice berries 5 pcs
  • Thyme 3 small springs
  • Dried chili 1 small size

How to Make

  1. First, grab sealed jar which you will be used for storing your red onion pickle.
  2. Dissolve sugar, salt, vinegar, and any flavoring ingredients on it.
  3. Grab a bowl and start pouring the onion on it.
  4. Pour the boiling water.
  5. After that, dry the red onion.
  6. Add the onion on the jar and store it for about 30 minutes inside of refrigerator. The longer you store it, the better it will be. You can use this red onion pickle for making healthy sandwich or you can consume it right away.  

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