Peeling Back the Layers of the Worship-Worthy Onion

A scan down the Facebook page can make you wonder just what’s accurate and what’s not. Does that high school friend really look the same 20 years later and how can those celebrities look so bright and perky every hour of the day? But how do you know when things are true or perhaps a little too good to be true? For instance, could an onion-filled cup really be the solution to the onslaught of colds and flu? Just remember what you read isn’t always true, but we probably don’t need to tell you that.

Random, but true, facts about onions to stun and amaze your friends:

  1. A great source of vitamin C but certainly less tasty than orange juice
  2. Worship-worthy icon in ancient Egypt and a symbol of eternity
  3. Diet staple of the prehistoric cavemen and cavewomen, although we can’t speak for the dinosaurs
  4. Travel companion for Pilgrims coming over on the Mayflower, we assumed they shared with the Indians
  5. Best saved for hamburgers and onion rings, no onion can stave off the flu and colds


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