What you don’t know about Onions

December 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Wow- very interesting….Everyone should read :)

ONIONS! I had never heard this!!!
PLEASE READ TO THE END: IMPORTANT

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this
Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help
them combat the flu…
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and
many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise,
everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the
farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she
had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the
home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t
believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and
place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he
did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously
absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that
several years ago, many of her employees were coming down
with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year
she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To
her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and
see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who
regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She
replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmer’s
story…but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless
to say, I was very ill… I came across an article that said to cut
both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar
next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black
in the morning from the germs…sure enough it happened just
like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic
placed around the room saved many from the black plague
years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic
properties.

This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach
problems we don’t know what to blame. Maybe it’s the onions
that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they
are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is
the very reason we shouldn’t eat an onion that has been sitting
for a time after it has been cut open.

LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products,
Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came
up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.

Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During
the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about
mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will
spoil. Ed’s answer will surprise you. Ed said that all
commercially-made mayo is completely safe.

“It doesn’t even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating
it, but it’s not really necessary.” He explained that the pH in
mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in
that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with
the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone
blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the
officials look for is when the ‘victim’ last ate ONIONS and where
those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it’s not
the mayonnaise (as long as it’s not homemade mayo) that
spoils in the outdoors. It’s probably the ONIONS, and if not the
onions, it’s the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially
uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a
sliced onion.. He says it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock
bag and put it in your refrigerator.

It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out
for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for
those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed
says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’ll
probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on
your sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and
the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria
faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to
break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot
metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use
it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a
single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause
adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions
and even food poisoning.

Please pass this on to all you love and care about.

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