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Here Are Some Onion Facts!

Happy Monday everyone! Try not to cry, because here are some quick onion facts to start off a great week.

  1. There are less than 1000 onion farms in the U.S., but they still manage to plant about 125,000 acres of onions every year.

  2. The largest onion ever grown was 18lb 11.84oz!

  3. According to the National Onion Association, U.S. onion consumption has increased over 50% in the last 20 years.

  4. Onions are considered to have antiseptic properties. During times of war, onions were used heavily to heal wounds

  5. Greeks believed that eating onions would boost strength.

  6. Lemon juice on your hands will help with removing the smell of onions.

  7. Parsley is known to help remove the smell of onions from your breath.

  8. It is just a myth that cut onions are poisonous. Onions can actually be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days when cut and in a sealed container.

  9. If you get stung by a bee, just put onion juice on it. The onion juice will help soothe the pain.

  10. Sulfuric compound is what makes your eyes tear when you cut into onions. If you cut into the root last and chill the onion prior, it will lessen the compound and lessen the tears.

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