5 Benefits Of

5 Benefits Of Green Onions (Scallions)

Green Onions Benefits

Scallions add flavor and crunch to dishes. This thin spring onion variety is almost entirely edible, with the exception of the roots. This vegetable contains a range of nutritional benefits, including healthy macronutrients and vitamins. It is also low in calories and fat and may provide some additional health benefits.

1. Improved Vision

The vitamin A in scallions can prevent age related macular degeneration and helps in prevention of cataract formation.

2. Vitamin K

Scallions are an excellent source of vitamin K — 1 cup contains 259 percent of the daily recommended intake of this vitamin. The vitamin K in this vegetable plays an important role in normal blood clotting.

3. Cancer Prevention

Consuming scallions may offer you chemopreventive benefits. Evidence in the July-September 2004 edition of the “Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention” correlates the intake of Allium vegetables with a reduced risk of several types of cancer.

4. Low-Calories

Scallions are a low-calorie vegetable, containing 32 calories per 1-cup serving. While you can eat scallions alone, it is more common to eat this vegetable as part of a larger recipe or sprinkled over top of a dish, so your total caloric intake is much greater.

5. Antiviral Properties

The powerful phytonutrient contained in scallions called allicin is what gives it its anti-viral properties and makes it useful in fighting off colds and flu viruses.

4 thoughts on “5 Benefits Of Green Onions (Scallions)

  1. Real men eat the roots as well, Adi. And the loose soil. And whatever critters happen to be living in it, at the time. Good article, tho! ๐Ÿ˜€

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