Inspirational Onion Madness !!!
The time has come to find all the facts you may ever need around the existence of the most radical of vegetables the trusty onion.How radical is all of that ??
Cultivation of onion is thought to have begun in Asia around 3500 B.C., However, wild onions grow on nearly every continent.
The trusty onion was worshipped by ancient Egyptians. They believed that its spherical shape and concentric rings symbolized eternity.
In old folklore, the thickness of an onion skin can help predict the severity of the winter. Thin skin predicts a mild winter while a thick skin indicates a rough winter is inbound to better check the thickness of the new season skins !!!
Sulfuric compounds in the onion are what makes your eyes tear when cutting onions. To cut down on the crying, chill the onion and cut into the root end of the onion last.
You can also run water while cutting an onion or drink some white wine vinegar before taking the knife to the skin !!! (you can do that first)
During the American Civil War, an onion shortage prompted, General Ulysses S. Grant, to send a telegram to the War Department, "I will not move my army without onions." He was immediately shipped three train cars full of onions. In addition to using onions to spice up meals, it was believed the onion had antiseptic properties that could treat wounds.
Yellow onions make up more than 75% of the world's production of onions.