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Onions contain a oil

Onion is a term used for many plants in the genus Allium.Allium cepa is
also known as the “garden onion” or “bulb” onion.

Archaeological and literary evidence such as
the Book of Numbers
11:5 suggests cultivation probably took place around two thousand years
later in ancient Egypt, at the same time that leeks and garlic were

1 medium Raw onion contains: 60 Calories, 1
gram Protein,14 grams
Carbohydrates,0 Fat, 0 Cholesterol, 10 mg Sodium, 200 mg Potassium,
11.9 mg Vitamin C .

Americans eat 18.8 pounds of fresh and storage
type onions on average each year.

Onions contain a oil, which has lots of sulphur
in it. When you cut
the onion, this oil is released. When the oil gases reach your eyes, it
causes irritation and sends signals to your tear gland to produce tears.

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