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🇹🇼 Purple Onions - Organic / Lyfegreen / Taiwan / Per 2-3 pcs 600g (1 Catty)

🇹🇼 Purple Onions - Organic / Lyfegreen / Taiwan / Per 2-3 pcs 600g (1 Catty)

In recent years, Swiss scientists have found that eating onions regularly can increase bone density and help prevent osteoporosis;

Lightly spicy white and yellow onions are good for eating raw, while spicy purple onions are good for cooking as a seasoning.


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Lyfegreen



🚚 The Fastest Delivery Time : Air Transport Once A Week. Drive Every Saturday.
🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin:Lyfegreen / Taiwan
🔖 Certification: Taiwan Organic Certification


🌱 Producer Introduction:

Background

Lyfetribe builds a health and wellness platform, Lyfegreen was founded as a joint collaboration between Lyfetribe and Fushan Grange, taiwan’s leading social enterprise for organic agriculture and sustainable producers.

Today, Lyfegreen supports and works with a network of more than 100 carefully curated organic farms and sustainable producers across taiwan, showcasing an array of over 200 varieties of fruits and veggies throughout the year.

Our mission: fresh, high-quality and diversified are the core of our work. In addition, we don't want to only sell fruits and vegetables. We want to help you discover a new healthy food concept and contribute to a more sustainable world.

There are also airline shipping every week to hong kong and ship directly after arriving at hong kong, so the fruits and vegetables are 100%fresh.


🌱 Supplier Products:


🛍 Product Information (Main) (English):

Binomial Name:Allium cepa L.

Chinese Name:紅洋蔥 | 紫洋蔥

Other Names:Purple Onions

Product Description:Purple onion has a crisper texture, less water content, and a spicy and refreshing taste. It is usually used as a color matching and is suitable for lettuce salad.

Queen of dishes. Onions have the effect of purifying the blood, and diallyl disulfide is the main component of the pungent smell, which can prevent blood coagulation, effectively clear the blood, and reduce blood cholesterol. Onions also contain quercetin, which is also anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory. According to research by Texas A&M University and others, compared with these three types of onions, purple onions and yellow onions have higher quercetin content. White onions are low in content.

nutritional value

What nutrition does onion itself have?
Onion is a super food to help lose weight. It contains 6 major nutrients, which can help improve metabolism and help lose weight.

Flavonoids: A type of phytochemicals that can eliminate bad cholesterol, reduce body fat, resist oxidation, and slow down inflammation.
Sulfide: Helps eliminate fatigue, increase energy, and has the effect of sterilizing and improving immunity.
Dietary fiber: It can strengthen the function of the gastrointestinal tract and help eliminate body fat; those who lose weight are prone to constipation, and dietary fiber can promote intestinal peristalsis.
Glutathione: A free radical scavenger in the body, it has a powerful detoxification function and can inhibit the formation of melanin in the skin.
Quercetin: It can adjust the salt concentration in the body, promote water circulation, avoid edema, and discharge aging waste.
Oligosaccharides: The sweetness source of onions can promote gastrointestinal motility, improve constipation and diarrhea, change the intestinal ecology, and increase the number of beneficial bacteria.

effect

Because onion bulbs and leaves contain a volatile oily substance called propylene sulfide (diallyl disulfide), which has a pungent and spicy taste, this substance can resist cold, resist influenza virus, and has a strong bactericidal effect. Onion contains phytoncide such as allicin, etc., so it has a strong bactericidal ability. Chewing raw onions can prevent colds. Onions are nutritious and have a pungent smell. It can stimulate the secretion of the stomach, intestines and digestive glands, increase appetite and promote digestion, and onion does not contain fat, and its essential oil contains a mixture of sulfur compounds that can lower cholesterol, which can be used to treat indigestion, loss of appetite, food stagnation and other symptoms ;

Onions are the only ones known to contain prostaglandin A. Prostaglandin A can dilate blood vessels and reduce blood viscosity, thereby lowering blood pressure, reducing peripheral blood vessels and increasing coronary blood flow, and preventing thrombosis. It resists the effect of booster substances such as catecholamines in the human body, and can also promote the excretion of sodium salts, thereby reducing blood pressure. Regular consumption has health effects on patients with high blood pressure, high blood fat, and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases;

Onion has a certain refreshing effect. It can help cells to better use glucose, lower blood sugar, and supply heat to brain cells. It is a good vegetable for diet therapy for patients with diabetes and depression;
Onions contain a substance known as "quercetin" 9, which is one of the most effective natural anti-cancer substances known so far. It can prevent the biochemical mechanism in the body from mutating, control the growth of cancer cells, and thus have anti-cancer properties. Anti-cancer effect;
The trace element selenium contained in onion is a strong antioxidant, which can eliminate free radicals in the body, enhance cell vitality and metabolism, and has anti-cancer and anti-aging effects;
Onions also contain a certain amount of calcium. In recent years, Swiss scientists have found that eating onions regularly can improve bone density and help prevent and treat osteoporosis;



Variety:All onions are originally from the same species, allium cepa. After hundreds of years of evolution, hundreds of varieties have emerged. If distinguished by the color of the bulb skin, there are purple red, maroon, light brown red, yellow to light yellow. The popular onion varieties are white, yellow and purple.

1. White onion: It contains high sweetness and high water content, with less pungency, and its white color comes from phenolic compound flavonoids, which have antioxidant effects. The juicy nature of white onions makes them ideal for stewing, boiling, salads or roasting.
2. Yellow onions: They are the most productive, and their high sweetness makes them ideal for stir-frying or soups.
3. Purple onion: Also known as "red onion", its color is derived from water-soluble anthocyanins, but this is only found on the surface of the scale leaves, and its color will be diluted and faded after cooking. Purple onion has less pungent and pungent taste, crisp and refreshing, suitable for salad.
In addition to distinguishing by color, it can be distinguished by the time of harvest. Ordinary onions are harvested in autumn, but there is a spring onion, which is planted in late autumn and harvested when it is not fully mature in the following spring and early summer. The taste is relatively light and juicy, but it is more prone to spoilage.

Supply Season:Available all year round.

Storage Method:The purchased onions should be placed in a dry and ventilated place to avoid germination. The ones that have been cut should be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the fruit and vegetable cabinet in the refrigerator.

In terms of preservation, it only needs to be placed in a ventilated room temperature, and it can generally be stored for 3 months.

#Should Be / Avoided:
Pet taboo ingredients
For cats and dogs, eating foods containing onions may cause severe complications, causing red blood ball cells in cats and dogs to oxidize and even die.

*Edible Compatibility:
There are no literature reports.

Cooking Skills:When stir-frying at high temperature, the menard reaction proceeds step by step, and the sweetness will reach its peak when frying to a brown color like french onion soup. Skilled chefs can determine the effect of onions in dishes by controlling the degree of rawness and ripeness of onions.

Notes:Because onions are prone to produce volatile gases, they should not be eaten in excess. Excessive consumption can cause flatulence. Onions can predict how cold the next winter will be. If the onion skin is thick, it means that the next winter will be a severe winter; conversely, if the onion skin is thin, it means that the next winter will be mild.

The outer layer of onion is also very nutritious

Many people peel off the skin and the tough outer layer of meat when cooking onions, but this may lose the opportunity to get more quercetin. Patil studied the outer skin and inner edible parts of onions and found that the content of quercetin decreases from the outside to the inside, because light helps the plant to synthesize quercetin when it grows.

But the taste of the outer skin and the outer layer is not good, and many people don't like to eat it. What should we do? In Japan, the onion is washed and cut, and the skin is boiled together. Many ramen broths are cooked in this way; Li Jinqiu also said that the harder outer layer can be used to make soup, which not only tastes better, but also makes the soup more fresh. sweet.


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🔅Precautions (English Version):

☘️ Preserve vegetables

1. Leafy vegetables and softer vegetables, if packaged, should be placed in the cold box in the original package;
2. Organic Vegetables are more prone to spoilage if they have water droplets. Put the vegetables in a ventilated place to dry or wipe off the water vapor, then wrap the vegetables in slightly damp newspaper and put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. ;
3. Organic vegetables do not use preservatives or special treatments. Vegetables are generally stored for three to five days. Some vegetables will decompose enzymes, so they should be eaten as soon as possible.

☘️ How to wash vegetables

1. Wash vegetables before cooking to keep them fresh;
2. It is not advisable to soak the vegetables for too long, and they should be washed first and then cut to avoid the loss of vitamins;
3. Washing vegetables with dilute salt water or Dish Drop can easily remove vegetable insects;
4. Cut vegetables with a stainless steel knife to reduce vitamin loss;
5. Vegetable leaves contain a lot of nutrients, so you should avoid shredding, chopping or grinding the leaves;
6. Immediately after cutting, to avoid the loss of vitamins due to air oxidation.
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