How decoratively displayed are your meals?
Sweet, wild VIOLETS offer beauty and nutritional benefits to meals. DANDELIONS. The same. ROSES. The same. Happy are those who not only are aware of these facts, but also actively pursue landing some flowers on their plates. Edible flowers abound. Eating them freshly picked best satisfies some individuals, yet interesting cooking options are in no short supply.
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Recent studies continue to show that nutrition (what we eat) may (for example) help those who have experienced asthma attacks. Onions (as many other natural foods) help our bodies minimize inflammations. Natural sulfur compounds, activated by slicing an onion, are many times able to prevent the chain of chemicals that tend to lead to asthma attacks.
Wasteful or Wise?
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.
Fresh and Raw or Not at All
Can you imagine?
Neither can I.
Yet, there ARE considerations.
What if allowing 7-12 minutes before eating (or heating) a cut onion allows its anticancer properties to better engage?
What if overcooking an onion deactivates its phytonutrients?
What if cooking an onion at a high temperature destroys many of its enzymes?
HOW can a significant amount of onion juice be obtained?
Initially, this seemed a logical question.
That was before paying close attention to the nature of an onion!
For small amounts of juice, simply grate and sieve a portion of fresh onion. (Actually, some people prefer using their garlic presses.)
12 Tips to Explore
Consider... reasons why these choices may be choices well worth the effort.
Add coconut oil. (similar qualities, plus guards against irritation)
(too many possibilities to mention here)
- bee, wasp, scorpion stings
(helps prevent infection as well as draw out toxins)
(calms the pain, guards against blistering)
Raw Onions? Or, no raw onions?
Raw onions can provide genuine dining pleasure.
Raw onions can provide a tremendous nutritional boost!
Often, individuals hold back for one major reason.
“But my breath!” can be a stopper.
Natural breath freshening possibilities await.
Why not try one/some and/or explore for others!
Raw Onion Ring Salad — Yes, Salad!
Sure, most of us have seen salads with raw onion ringlets.
But, how many of us are familiar with raw onion ringlets comprising the main portion of the salad?