There’s no better time to celebrate the immunity-boosting power of the onion than June 27, National Onion Day
Today, American growers are harvesting millions of onions. They will are bound for store shelves to give families the fresh, nutritional and flavorful power to make meals better and increase the body’s immunity.
At the NOA, we call the onion Nature’s Ninja. It protects the body like a ninja and has many skills, such as adding a variety of flavors to enhance meals. Recent studies have shown eating onions helps the body ward off colorectal cancer and breast cancer, as well as stave off heart disease and diabetes.
In today’s uncertain times, and with expectations of Covid-19 rearing up for a second wave, maintaining a diet rich in nutrients can help you fight off the virus, or help you withstand it better if you do contract it. Onions are particularly rich in prebiotics, which help increase the number of friendly bacteria in your gut to build immunity.
Build your inner armor with onions starting this National Onion Day
Adding onions to your diet doesn’t have to be difficult, nor require a recipe. It’s as easy as dicing up an onion or two a week. Toss them in salads. Add them to your canned beans. Make them the start of your omelets, or slice them up on the grill and top your burger. Of course, onions create many flavors to complement your meals. Try them caramelized, or sauté them with other vegetables for a satisfying side dish. Pickled onions can top burgers or tacos. You can even stuff them and bake them up for a hardy main course. You can find our easy to follow how-to guides here.
National Onion Day celebrates the day that the National Onion Association was incorporated in 1913. The organization was formed to protect the interest of America’s onion growers, and to this day, onions remain our business. Today, the organization represents more than 500 onion growers, shippers, packers and suppliers throughout the United States.