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Who knew that onions are so beneficial for your health!

Who knew that onions are so beneficial for your health!

Did you know that onions are a good source of fiber and vitamin C and might inhibit tumor growth? Or that onions may be useful for the prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as protecting against certain infections? Onion can also improve lung function, especially in asthmatics and the more pungent varieties appear to possess the greatest concentration of health-promoting phytochemicals.*

Try some recipes featuring the onion this week! Here are a couple of onion recipes to try:

Onion and Mushroom Quinoa

Caramelized Onion and Sweet Potato Skillet

Look at all these onions getting ready for distribution.

You can find more recipes and sign up for the Pound For Pound Challenge at www.pfpchallenge.com. What is your favorite recipe that includes onions?

*Information from http://www.vegetarian-nutrition.info/updates/onions.php and http://home.howstuffworks.com/onions4.htm.

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