Sweet and Sour Onions
The consumption of onions prevents platelets from clumping together, thus improving blood circulation and preventing dangerous clots. Just one onion a day can improve blood health. Due to its high content of saponin, onions can also lower cholesterol levels.
If you can't find fresh pearl onions, you can substitute for shallots.
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
|Calorie||13 kcal||(1 %)|
|Protein||0 g||(0 %)|
|Fat||0 g||(0 %)|
|Carbohydrates||3 g||(2 %)|
|Sugar added||1 g||(4 %)|
|Roughage||0.5 g||(2 %)|
|Vitamin A||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin D||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin E||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin B₁||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin B₂||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Niacin||0.1 mg||(1 %)|
|Vitamin B₆||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Folate||2 μg||(1 %)|
|Pantothenic acid||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Biotin||0.3 μg||(1 %)|
|Vitamin B₁₂||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin C||1 mg||(1 %)|
|Potassium||20 mg||(1 %)|
|Calcium||8 mg||(1 %)|
|Magnesium||3 mg||(1 %)|
|Iron||0.1 mg||(1 %)|
|Iodine||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Zinc||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Saturated fatty acids||0 g|
|Uric acid||3 mg|
Remove tips and roots from onions.
Place onions in a bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to cool in the water.
Remove onions and squeeze out of skins.
Mix onions with the sea salt in bowl and let stand overnight, covered with a kitchen towel.
Rinse jars (each about 500 ml) (approximately 16 ounces) and their matching lids with boiling water, then leave upside down to dry on a kitchen towel. Rinse onions thoroughly with cold water and drain well.
Divide onions, mustard seeds and cloves among prepared jars.
Bring white wine vinegar and sugar to a boil in a pot. Add balsamic vinegar and cook for 1 more minute.
Pour hot liquid into jars and secure lids. Place upside down for 5 minutes, then turn right side up and let cool completely. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Tip: To preserve for longer, process jars according to manufacturer's instructions (or visit http://nchfp.uga.edu/).