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Our onions are sliced and battered in the Cavendish Farm facility to become delicious onion rings. To learn more about the work it takes to grow these onions click here to visit the Cavendish website which highlights one of our onion growers.
Research show that onions have been cultivated for over 5000 years and are one of the earliest cultivated plants due to being less perishable, easily transported, and easy to grow in different environments. The early history of the onion documented it as an important component to art, medicine, and mummification.
By the Middle Ages, onions were among the three main staple foods of the time, serving as a food for the poor and wealthy. They were also prescribed to alleviate headaches, hair loss, and snakebites.
Nutrition & Health
Onions are a nutrient dense food, meaning they are high in vitamins and minerals but contain a very low calories content. Onions are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, and potassium.
The flavonoid quercetin is an antioxidant that is highly concentrated in onions. Its strong anti-inflammatory properties may help in decreasing heart disease risk factors, such as reducing high blood pressure and preventing blood clots.
In addition to quercetin, onions contain over 25 different flavonoid antioxidants and phytochemicals which contain anticancer and antimicrobial activity.
- During World War II, Russian soldiers believed so deeply in the onions ability to prevent infection that they would apply onions to battle wounds.
- One folklore remedy is putting a sliced onion under your pillow to fight off insomnia.
- During the plague in Eastern Europe, people thought it was caused by evil spirits and used onions and garlic as charms to chase off those spirits.