Today Is National Onion Day

Industry Observer with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty

Today is National Onion Day!  


You may ask, why do onions get a national day?!  Check out the fun facts below!


  • Onions have been part of the human diet for more than 7,000 years.
  • Ancient Egyptians worshipped onions, believing they symbolized eternity.
  • Do not let your dog have onions! They can weaken a dog's red blood cells, leading to anemia that, in severe cases, could result in death.
  • In the Middle Ages, onions were an acceptable form of currency, and was used to pay for rent, goods and services — and even as gifts!
  • Onions destroy osteoclasts, bone cells which resorb bone tissue and weaken bones.
  • The reason cutting onions make us cry is because cutting into it releases sulfuric acid, which reacts with the moisture in our eyes to create a tearful reaction.
  • You can avoid the tears by cutting them under running water, or while submerged in water.
  • Onions are rich in quercetin, a powerful flavonoid antioxidant that has been shown to have positive effects on people battling lung cancer.
  • Onions can also be beneficial in the treatment of cataracts and even cardiovascular disease.
  • The biggest onion ever grown weighed just under 18 pounds.
  • Ancient Greeks believe onions could make you stronger. In fact, onions were eaten by athletes as a strength-booster in the very first Olympic games during the first century A.D.
  • Sliced onion can soothe insect bites and burns on the skin. In addition, when combined with crushed aspirin and little water, slices of onion are also used as a folk treatment to cure warts.
  • Sliced onions don’t become poisonous. That’s an urban myth! Toxic bacteria will not form on sliced onions even if you keep them sliced overnight. You won’t get food poisoning or stomach infection from them.
  • According to Old English folklore, if the skin of the onion is thick, it means that a harsh or severe winter is coming. A thin skin on the other hand denotes a mild winter.


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Comments (3)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ernie. Gotta say I like onions sometimes raw and sometimes sautéed depending. Enjoy your day 

Jun 26, 2020 07:43 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Erie,  I never knew there was a day for this but now I do.  I was just in pennsylvanis for 9 days for a family funeral,  humidy back there.


Jun 26, 2020 07:57 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Ernie Steele I wasn't aware of the National Onion Day. I will have onions to celebrate the day.

Jun 26, 2020 06:02 PM