When I suggest (scroll home page) that someone's definition of onion might be "Thirteen Layers of TROUBLE!" of course I am exaggerating. Yes, the perfectly developed onion plant has thirteen leaves and the perfectly developed onion bulb has thirteen layers. Yet, what anti-onion person would be aware of those facts.
Early reading proved to me that onions are truly valuable health enhancers.
Further reading led to the belief that the outermost onion layer is particularly valuable. Therefore, in the "How Much" post, it seemed a favor to suggest that we not peel beyond the dry, protective portion of the onion peel.
Yet, it became increasingly difficult to visualize the initial semi-tender layer being significantly more power-packed than the basic-tender layers.
In a land far away, there is a homemaker who often serves raw, thinly sliced onions. During meals, each family member is free to select what amount he or she wants… in a lettuce or cabbage wrap sandwich, added to black beans, or whatever the meal. At times there are leftover onion slices. Does she place them in the refrigerator to be used the next day? Does she enclose them in a plastic container with a tight lid? Does she enclose them in a glass container with a lid? What does she do with those leftover onion slices? She sets them in a glass bowl and positions that as a kitchen table centerpiece, where it generally remains until the next morning.