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Onion: nature protection against physiological threats

journal contribution
posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Hafiz SuleriaHafiz Suleria, M S Butt, F M Anjum, F Saeed, Nauman Khalid
Onion (Allium cepa L.) is found in various regions of Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. It is one of the classic examples of Allium species used not only for culinary preparations but also for medicinal purposes. Onion with a variety of purposes is often used as a raw material in many dishes and accepts almost all of the traditions and culture. Owing to its storage characteristics and durability of shipping, onions have been traded more widely than most vegetables. The pungent fractions of garlic are mostly sulfur-containing moieties while its two chemical groups have marked effect on human health. These are flavonoids and ALK (EN)-based cysteine sulfoxides (ACSOs). Compounds in onions have been reported with a range of health benefits, including anticancer properties, antiplatelet activity, antithrombotic activity, antiasthmatic activity, and antibiotic effects.

History

Journal

Critical review in food science and nutrition

Volume

55

Issue

1

Pagination

50 - 66

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

New York, N.Y.

eISSN

1549-7852

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Taylor & Francis