Some people call me the Chinese cousin of onions, because I am generally found in Chinese and Continental dishes. I impart a unique taste and flavour to the dish and am filled with essential nutrients. I am also rich in Vitamin C & Vitamin K which are essential in proper functioning of bones.
The vitamin C also helps in lowering high cholesterol and blood pressure in the body. I am well known for my anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. I contain carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin that exert an eye-protective effect. I am rich in allyl sulphide that helps in reducing the risk of developing colon cancer. The sulphur compounds present in green onions help in lowering the blood sugar levels. Lastly, I am beneficial in relieving gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhoea and enhance the blood circulation and absorption of vitamin B1, thereby reducing stress and tiredness.