The product that every Ukrainian should eat: the spring superfood

Oleg ShvetsFood

There are more and more seasonal spring vegetables at markets, fairs, and police stations. One of them is the green onions. Hollowed, tube-like green tops have a mild onion flavor, while small white onions are hotter. Cooks add green onions to soups, salads, and any other passion foods that require a special flavor.


Supplies cellulose (plant food fibers). A portion of chopped watermelon of about 100 g contains approximately 10% of the daily rate of dietary fiber. Consumption of a large amount of fiber helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle, lowers cholesterol levels, and can reduce the likelihood of diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases.

Helps fight cancer. Green onions and other plants of the genus Allium can block the development of cancer, especially in the stomach. Researchers believe that a spolecule called allicin, which gives them an hourglass scent, can prevent the conversion of cells to cancer or stop the spread of plagues.

Prevents infections. Extracts of onions ulus, hollyhock, and their relatives have long been used as drugs. They can kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Laboratory tests of tsibuli varieties showed that at very high concentrations some of them can kill or spoil the growth of salmonella or intestinal plague.

The organism is poisoned. Cibulus spp. are full of phytonutrients, including antioxidants that protect cells from damage. Antioxidants in onions, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, reduce free radicals that can lead to cancer, inflammation, and age-related diseases. Antioxidants are significantly lost during cooking and other types of processing at high temperatures, so it is better to eat the kibble fresh.


Zibulas have a high content of vitamin K, which is the antagonist of drugs that break the blood. If you are taking warfarin to prevent strokes, infarcts, or blood clots, ask your doctor if green cymbals are safe for you.

Rarely, but there have been cases of people contracting hepatitis after ingesting contaminated onions. Always wash all fresh vegetables, including those sold premade and packaged.


As with most vegetables and fruits, onions are composed primarily of water. One hundred grams of kibble contains only 32 calories, a small amount of fat, and zero cholesterol. Also in their composition less sugar and carbohydrates than in such vegetables as carrots, potatoes, and corn.

One serving of green bush (100 g) contains:

Twice as much as the recommended daily dose of vitamin K for adults, which promotes blood circulation and maintains the strength of the cells;

Approximately 20% of the required intake of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage;

Approximately 12% of dietary requirements for folic acid, which is essential for DNA creation and is especially important for pregnant women.


Choose cymbals with crisp green leaves and a bright complexion. Store in the fridge for maximum freshness. Peel the top and bottom extremities and soak in water before eating.

Green kibble is most often used in the preparation of salads or stews. However, there are many more ways to use them. You can sauté them in olive oil and season them with salt and pepper, bake them in the oven with asparagus, add them to a vermicelli soup, use them as a filling in a feast, or make a tart of onion.

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