Onions have layers… you know the rest.
Brown onions are a cupboard staple, adding flavour and a vegetable to meals. They’re incredibly diverse, enjoyed all across the world. A member of the Allium family, onions are closely related to garlic and leeks.
Onions are an excellent prebiotic – a food that feeds the good bacteria in your digestive system, supporting gut health! Onions are also rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants, such as quercetin and Vitamin C. The antioxidant levels are highest in the outer layers of an onion, so avoid peeling too many layers. The ends and peels can also be placed in a container in the freezer, ready to go into your next batch of stock or broth, to add extra flavour and nutrients (and reduce waste)!
Store onions in a cool, dark place (like a cupboard), away from potatoes. If you only use part of the onion, it can be wrapped and refrigerated for up to four days.