This reddish-purple skinned onion has some pretty amazing health benefits. It is one of the best sources of quercetin, an antioxidant known to possess cancer-fighting, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties! Another beneficial compound found in red onion is allicin, which promotes cardiovascular health, prevents and slows the progression of cancer, and reduces high blood pressure.
Red onion is also:
- Rich in chromium, a mineral that helps to maintain glucose levels
- Low on the glycemic index
- Low in calories
- Absent of fat
- High in Vitamin C and Vitamin B6
Featured Meal: Mediterranean Bowl
In addition to red onion, this fresh, tasty Mediterranean green bowl features shredded kale, chopped romaine, house-made hummus, house-made falafel, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and cucumber basil dressing.