The onion is a species of the genus Alliumalong with garlic and asparagus. Onions have many health properties. Traditionally, onions were very popular among the poor who used it to spice up their food because of their distinctive taste. Messinia cultivates Vatikiotika onions, a local variety with a strong, sharp flavor, which once cooked releases a sweeter flavor.


Severalstudies have shown that because onions contain chromium and disulfide, they protect against atherosclerosis, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Furthermore, onions have the antioxidant flavonoid, quercetin, which has been proved to protect against prostate cancer. Scientific studies have demonstrated that when meat is cooked with onions it helps reduce cancerous substancesformed due to high temperatures. It also contains quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant, which has been shown to prevent and protect against prostate cancer. Scientific studies have shown that the onion when cooked with meat helps reduce tumor substances formed due to high temperature.

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