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Check Your Knowledge of Onions With This Objective Quiz!!

The Teary Veggie!!
Priyanka Wadhwani Jun 21, 2021
Indispensable from almost every household kitchen, onion is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. This power food that’s rich in antioxidants is here as a quiz to you.
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Onion Observation
The sulphur in onions, especially raw ones, can damage red blood cells and cause anaemia and the largest amount of it is in the roots.
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Onion Observation
Safranin is a dye which can be taken up by a cell and gives pink color. It was observed that staining an onion peel with safranin made the cell appear pinkish.
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Onions thrive under a wide variety of climatic and soil conditions. Their close relatives include garlic, scallion, leek, chive, and Chinese onion.
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Onions were first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. They believed its shape symbolized continuing life after death and hence they started worshiping the plant.
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Most onion cultivars are about 89% water, 9% carbohydrates (including 4% sugar and 2% dietary fibre), 1% protein, and negligible fat.
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Unfortunately back then, doctors recommended feeding onions to cats, dogs, horses and cattle to cure a similar problem which had disastrous results on them.
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Onions are cool-season crops and one onion grows from a single onion bulb. This requires 90 days or more to reach maturity.
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An onion is a multicellular plant organism. As in all plant cells, the cell of an onion peel consists of a cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus and a large vacuole.
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It is thought that onions were grown in ancient Egypt and China, and later arrived in Rome. They were called Unios (which, in Latin means large pearl).
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Folic acid is required for DNA & RNA synthesis, needed for growth and reproduction of body cells. Onions also have chemicals which help fight free radicals in our bodies.
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Allium fistulosum, commonly called spring onion, Welsh onion, or Japanese bunching onion, is a clumping, slowly-spreading, evergreen perennial onion.
Onions are cultivated and used around the world. As a food item, they are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savory dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys.
So before you run to count your onions, check your scores!!

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