Sambar Onion or Shallot is a type of onion which is bulb-shaped, with copper, reddish, or gray skin. It is a small, elongated onion, but has a milder flavor with a hint of garlic. It is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of fiber and flavonoids. It is an essential part of everyday cooking in India.
Benefits: Onions are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber and are known to offer a variety of health benefits, such as: Lower Risk of Cancer, Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Diabetes Control, Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and more…
Info: Onions produce the chemical irritant known as syn-Propanethial-S-oxide. It stimulates the eyes’ lachrymal glands so they release tears. The synthase enzyme converts the amino acids sulfoxides of the onion into sulfenic acid. The unstable sulfenic acid rearranges itself into syn-Propanethial-S-oxide.
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