Fun facts of the week: onions

Fun facts of the week: onion


  • onion have been a part of human diet for more than 7,000 years
  • Sliced onions poisonous? its a urban myth.
  • Holy onion its a thing! Ancient Egyptians worshipped onion. Onion were often placed in burial tombs of pharaohs.
  • Do not feed your dog onion, as it can weak your dog red blood cells!
  • in the middle age, onion were an acceptable form of currency.
  • the reason why you cry when cutting onion because it release sulfuric acid.
  • According to the Guinness book of world record, the biggest onion ever grown was 18lbs in 2011.
  • sliced onion can sooth insect bites and burn on the skin
  • onion was used as diuretic
  • crushed onion can be used for polishing of silverware and other metal objects
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