There are many health benefits of onions. Particularly red onions. If a recipe calls for onions, I always use red ones for their extra magical powers!
Quercetin is an antioxidant compound known for its antihistamine benefits, making it a good antidote to allergies and irritation. The outer layer of red onions are very high in quercetin. Onions also contain anti-inflammatory compounds and these are more apparent in the red variety.
As all of the Allium family, onions contain inulin, which is a prebiotic (food for the probiotic good bacteria in your gut), making them beneficial for people with digestive disorders.
Onions contain many nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, as well as antioxidants. They have antibacterial and immune-boosting properties and have traditionally been used for colds, coughs and respiratory congestion.
These wonderful vegetables can be easily added to many dishes so try incorporating more onions into your meals for health boosting properties!