SPRING ONIONS Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested before the bulb has had a chance to swell. Both the long, slender green tops and the small white bulb are edible, and are good either raw or cooked
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPRING ONIONS
1 Exerts heart-healthy effect
The presence of antioxidants in spring onions helps in preventing damage of DNA and cellular tissue by inhibiting the action of free radicals.
2 Improves your bone density
Spring onions are loaded with high levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, both of which are essential for normal functioning of bones.
3 Aids in respiratory function
Well-known for anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, spring onions are one of the most commonly used natural remedies to treat viral infections, flu, common cold, etc.
4 Maintains normal vision
Green onions contain carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin that exert an eye-protective effect.
5 Reduces risk of cancer
Green onions are rich in powerful sulphur-containing compound called allyl sulphide
6 Lowers blood sugar levels
Studies have shown that the sulphur compounds present in green onions help in lowering the blood sugar levels.
7 Prevents stomach complications
Beneficial in relieving gastrointestinal problems, spring onions act as a powerful natural remedy to prevent diarrhoea and other stomach complications.