Potatoes are from the earth. Onions are alien.
The people of earth enjoys potato with every vegetable, especially Indians. Onion makes the cook cry. She is one kind of species. She has become a good competitor of Potato. Little by little, it is replacing Potato. Although Potato has his own unique contribution to Earth, Onion has to choose to walk along instead of taking over. Onion since last few years became the most popular ingredients of Salad, and street food.
It has something different quality no earth species ever had. The bitterness, taste, crunch and what more… Onion is surely a multi-talented species. Unlike many species, Onions were not outcasted by Earth species. In fact, it was welcomed. She grew in varieties, Red, Yellow, and White. Her colour choice is also bright.
Like hen resistance towards being chicken food, Onion also expresses herself, but in a different way. She secrets eye-irritant oxides. However, In animals, their fight to live lasts till they are alive. In the case of Onions, it lasts long after her pieces become uncountable. Despite all this, she makes the day of her owner refreshing. She is loyal to her duty.
If I am not exaggerating she must be feeling great hearing all this, <:o
Did you know, In ancient Egypt, onions were worshipped! It was believed by ancient Egyptians that concentric rings and spherical shape of the onions were symbols of eternity.
There was a time when onions were actually used as gifts and even currency. People used to pay for services and goods and even paid rent using onions. It also has antiseptic properties and hence, it was heavily used during war times to heal wounds.
USDA Data says more about her vitamins as given below :
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0.1 g||0%|
|Saturated fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 4 mg||0%|
|Potassium 146 mg||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9 g||3%|
|Dietary fiber 1.7 g||6%|
|Sugar 4.2 g|
|Protein 1.1 g||2%|
|Vitamin A||0%||Vitamin C||12%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||5%|
|*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
Well, The story is incomplete without her own voice.
If she could really express herself about all this, I would like to hear what Onion has to say about herself and her FEELINGS.
Imagine you are an onion. You have no human experience. What would you say?