When it comes to the food that we cook, as well as Korean food in general, one commonly utilized ingredient is the onion. One of our specialty menu items is our Tri-Onion Salad, featuring thin, crisp onion slivers and a perfectly balanced dressing. Satisfy not only your tastebuds, but your health as well, which you can learn all about as we take you through the health benefits of onions.
All About Onions
Onions are a vegetable in the allium family of the plant kingdom. As you may guess, they are closely related to leeks, garlic, chives, scallion and shallot – ingredients that serve similar purposes and flavors. Most onions are tight, layered bulbs in various colors that add fun shape, color and flavor to food. (Side note: do the interlocking rings of sliced onions remind you of the Ombu Grill “O” logo at all)?
When cooking onions, they can be kept raw for a strong flavor and crunchy texture. They are boiled and fried as well. Often, they are used to add flavor to soups and stews, or as a vegetable ingredient in salad. All in all they are generally easy to prepare.
Health Benefits Of Onions
Onions are not just colorful, versatile and delicious. There are many health benefits of this vegetable as well. Right now, beauty and wellness industries are buzzing about free radicals, which are said to speed the aging process. Allium family vegetables contain a compound called allicin that helps neutralize free radicals faster than other foods one may consume. So, one of the health benefits of onions is that consumption could help keep you looking younger.
Further health benefits of onions include prevention of inflammation in the body, reduced symptoms for diabetes and osteoporosis, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties, improved absorption of calcium and magnesium, and a lower risk for certain types of cancer.
You cannot beat the combination of delicious and nutritious! Visit Ombu Grill to see how we incorporate onions into our cuisine.