A compound naturally found in onions may possess anti-cancer benefits. The chemical, called onionin A, was shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in patients with ovarian cancer. Additionally, onionin A seemed to prevent new cancer tumors from developing. As a result, individuals treated with Onionin A lived a longer life than cancer-afflicted individuals not treated with the compound.
- This type of cancer has a five-year survival rate of only 40 percent. It is the 10th most common female cancer in the United States, and the fifth most lethal form of cancer in women.
- Scientists continue to uncover remarkable health benefits of the humble onion, which is a staple food in every culture in which it is found.
- These vegetables are highly nutrient dense, delivering high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, with relatively few calories.
“Scientists continue to uncover remarkable health benefits of the humble onion, which is a staple food in every culture in which it is found.”