Onions are among the most used vegetables, in France and around the world. Very versatile, they can be incorporated into almost any dish, giving them a comforting flavor. It has also been a domestically cultivated vegetable for a very long time: the origin of its exploitation by humans dates back nearly 5,000 years in Southwest Asia.

In ancient Rome, the onion was also very popular and said to give strength and courage to soldiers. Entire gardens were devoted to him, named “epinae”, as reported by Nutrition. In the Middle Ages, many mystical beliefs surrounded the properties of the onion: sleeping with one of these vegetables under your pillow would make you dream of your suitor…

In addition to its so-called magical powers, the onion has many therapeutic virtues, recognized by our ancestors who took advantage of it. It is also a very durable vegetable to eat: it grows in all temperate regions of the globe and you can benefit from its very flesh as well as its peels! Indeed, the skin of the onion can help reduce high blood pressure, as reported by our colleagues from Femme Actuelle. It is also very rich in quercetin, very effective in strengthening bone mass.

More frequently used for its therapeutic virtues, the onion skin is however not as versatile as the flesh of the vegetable it surrounds. Whole onions can indeed be useful to you even in household chores. For example, if your windows are stained with greasy marks, applying half an onion to the surface to be treated can save you the day!

Find below 7 ways to reuse onion peelings intelligently before throwing them away.