Onion two types...which is better ??

India
January 28, 2007 9:40am CST
Two types of onions ae available in the market ! (one is whitish which is more tastier and the other routine violet colour one which is more hot to taste !) Which is better for our health ? any inputs please !
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@owlwings (42115)
• Cambridge, England
31 Jan 07
Both are very good and healthy to eat. Here the red onions are not as common as the white ones. We have both Spanish and home-grown (Lincolnshire) onions. The local onions seem to be hotter, or have a stronger onion smell. They are the ones that make me cry, anyway! Our red onions are not quite as hot and are very good raw in a salad. They also make a very good onion marmalade, which is served with meat.
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• India
1 Feb 07
even I have read somewhere that the violet ones have more medicinal properties than the white ones...but its more hotter thanks for the reply... best wishes ...
• United States
28 Jan 07
I'm not sure, as I love the sweet onions.
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• India
28 Jan 07
I fully agree with you.. best wishes !
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
1 Feb 07
I use both types for cooking but when it comes to eating raw, me and my family likes the violet one, yes it is a bit hot, but we like it. I think both the types are good for our health. It is also good to keep an onion which is cut into half, with you when you are moving around in hot sun. I keeps body and head cool. This I read in grandmother's remedies.
• India
1 Feb 07
yeah you are absolutely right.. but hotter ones are better as far as medicinal properties are concerned...thats what I had read some where ! thanks.. at least on one subject we agree..right...? best wishes...
@surekharathi (14133)
• India
26 Jul 12
I think brown onion is tasty and brown onion is more than white onion. Both are better for health.
• Canada
15 Feb 12
I'm not sure which ones are better for our health and never really thought about it either. I use both the white and violet color onions for cooking and I like both. I usually buy whichever one is on sale or available at the market and don't really have a preference for either one. Both are good for me...
• United States
20 Mar 08
I love red onions...more tasteful:)