Over the last two years I have created many gluten free and vegan recipes. Some of these can be found on HubPages, including these easy to make delicious onion fritters. In order to make the recipes easy for any one to make I try to avoid using hard to find or expensive ingredients. Instead I stick to common items that can be bought in most supermarkets or that people are likely to already have at home.
These onion fritters are made using onions, rice flour and some common spices including turmeric and cumin. The full recipe can be found for free on HubPages.
Ten Onion Facts
- Onions are a good source of vitamin C, B6, chromium, calcium and fibre. They also contain good amounts of folic acid and vitamin B1 and K.
- Onions contain flavonoids. These compounds act as antioxidants in the body and enhance the immune system.
- Onions and other alliums are a rich source of organosulfur. Research has shown that this compound helps to prevent cancer in lab animals.
- Eating half a medium raw onion daily can help to lower LDL cholesterol and prevent heart attacks.
- Avoid keeping onions and potatoes together. The onions will absorb water and ethylene gas from potatoes and rot faster.
- Take care as consuming large quantities of onion can lead to stomach distress and gastrointestinal irritation.
- The Allyl propyl disulfide and diallyl disulfide in onion are believed to help lower blood sugar levels.
- Cut onion should be stored in a sealed container and used within two day. This is due to the fact that once cut they lose their nutrient content quickly.
- Onions are thought to have been cultivated for over five thousand years.
- A 100g serving of onions contains approximately 44 calories and 1.4g of fibre.