Chopping up onions to get a pungent flavor is too time consuming, especially if you’re cooking in larger portions. So to avoid all this “tearful” hard work, Simply Organic give you their organic onion powder to make your healthy cooking a whole lot easier. This finely granulated, full-flavored onion powder is made from premium grade, organically grown onions originating from the North West United States. What’s more, the brand also gives back 1% of their sales to support organic farming causes in order to sustain environmentally friendly and economically sound farming practices, from which all of us can benefit. Just add a tablespoon to your stews, soups and salads. Mix it up with your marinade. Sprinkle a pinch to your dishes and you’ll feel the undeniable true taste of onions.
Nutrition facts and health benefits of onions
Onion contains certain minerals and vitamins. The vitamins found present in its chemical structure are: vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, vitamin B6, Folate and Pantothenic acid. On the other hand, the featured minerals are: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese. The nutriment profile of onions does not end here, because they offer great antioxidant power. Besides containing the antioxidant constituents sulfur and quercetin, onions are a naturally occurring source of phytosterols. Phytosterols are proven to have a cholesterol-lowering effects, while also reducing triglycerides in the blood. Both elevated LDL cholesterol and triglycerides are known to increase the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. Many studies over the years imply that phytosterols might also prohibit stomach, lung, breast and ovarian cancers. Besides that, the folate found in onions, makes the vegetable a depression-relieving food. That’s because it inhibits the accumulation of homocysteine in the body. Exessive homocysteine may prevent essential nutrients and blood from reaching the brain. The anti-nutrient also disturbs the proper production of the hormones responsible for mental health – serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Because onions are naturally rich in vitamin C, they’re good for the skin and hair health, as vitamin C helps for the maintenance and buildup of collagen.