Health Benefits of Scallions

Scallions

Scallions, along with other onions, are often neglected in importance on most meals. Sure they are tasty and are easy to grow, but what most people don’t realize is that they offer some of the most nutritious benefits for any recipe. In order to show you just how much they are an essential part of any nutritious diet, here are a few facts about scallions that might make you want to add them to your next dinner.

 

Powerful Statistics

When it comes to increasing a healthy lifestyle, scallions are a suitable ingredient for anyone looking to lose weight or improve their general health. There are only 31 calories in every 100 grams of scallions. Not only that, but they also include 7.34 g of carbohydrates, 1.83 g of protein, 0 mg of cholesterol, 2.6 g of dietary fiber, 0.30 g of total fat, 32 Kcal of energy tons supply your day.

 

Cancer Preventer?

Aside from weight loss, scallions also provide various perks for possibly fighting cancer. Studies have shown that an increased intake of scallions (along with other allium vegetables), reduces the chance of one developing cancer. Although this has yet to be confirmed, there may be some real promise to eating more of these kinds of vegetables in the hopes of preventing cancer development. There are also studies that show the vitamins in scallions having the power to fight oral cavity and lung cancer.

 

Vitamin Power

As for the vitamins in scallions, they include Niacin, Pyridoxine, Thiamin, Pantothenic acid, Folates, Riboflavin, and Vitamins A, C, E, and K. Vitamin K in particular is a very powerful ingredient. Regular intake of it helps reduce blood clotting, as well as the possibility of reducing inflammatory bowel disease. Vitamin K also has been used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, since it helps reduce any neuronal brain damage

 

More to Discover

We are only scratching the surface of what scallions can do to increase your healthy lifestyle. Whether or not you chop them, cook them, or sprinkle them in a taco, scallions are just one of the many beneficial vegetables that can be your next favorite ingredient.

 

Corine’s Cuisine is proud to utilize scallions, among other healthy vegetables in our sauces. Be sure to check out our sauce No. 7, which aside from scallions also include lime juice and ginger.

 

Sources:

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/scallions.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/440670-what-are-the-benefits-of-scallions/

Rick Turner