Onion sprouts

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About Onion sprouts

Onion sprouts are actually miniature scallions that the onion seed produces. In most of the cases, the sprouts are roots, but in case of the onions, they are shoots. This kind of plants are part of the alliums family, which includes all kinds of valuable seeds. Shoots are basically the plants that grow above the soil and the onion sprouts are one among the most popular species of shoots. The onion sprouts basically have the same taste like the mature onion and the same specific odor.

A very important factor when discussing the onion sprouts is the fact that they have a very rich and nutritional content. The onion sprouts are full of vitamins A, B, C and E and the quantity of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc is also important. Besides these, the onion sprouts are very rich in proteins, which is very rare for such plants, as they have a content of 20 % proteins. Due to its important nutrients and vitamins, the onion sprouts are healthy aliments, which are used successfully in many recipes.

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