How good is caramelised onion? Probably about 10 goods. It’s one of those things that makes everything better… just like avocado. We know they are pretty annoying to cut (queue the tears!) but just recently we wondered ‘why is onion good for me?’ Well, turns out there are SO many benefits from eating onions. PLus we made an amazing paleo caramelised onion recipe!
Why is onion good for me?
- They improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, this means they boost your immunity, yay!
- Not only this, the chromium in an onion helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Is there more? YES! For hundreds of years, the humble onion has been used to reduce inflammation AND heal infections.
- Oh, and apparently if you get stung by a bee you should apply onion juice to the bite to relieve pain! All this in one onion?! Yahuh!
Perhaps the best thing, is that onion is cheap + adds one of the best flavours to any savoury food…especially when it’s caramelised and on top of tomato + mustard meatballs.
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- 1/2 tbs. coconut oil.
- 1/2 tbs. ghee.
- 1 onion, chopped into fine strips.
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed.
- 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar.
- In a medium heat fry pan, melt the coconut oil + ghee.
- Add the onion, garlic, salt + pepper + stir.
- Continue to stir the onion every couple of minutes for 15 minutes.
- By now the onion should be nice + soft.
- Turn up the heat to high + stir through the balsamic vinegar.
- Keep stiring for about 2 minutes (ok have a taste now!)
- Take the onion off the heat + place in a small bowl.