Powerful compounds found in the tasty vegetable are ‘excellent’ in destroying tumours
Red onions, often used in Mediterranean cuisine, are full of powerful compounds but any type of onion may help – regardless of its colour.
Eating red onions may help to fight cancer, new research suggests.
The tasty vegetable, commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine, is full of powerful compounds that help to kill tumours.
One type known as anthocyanins, which are responsible for its dark colouring, are believed in inhibit the spread of the disease.
While a flavonoid called quercetin has the same effects by shrinking the size of cancerous masses, experts say.
But any type of onion, regardless of its colour, may help to destroy cancer, Canadian scientists claim.