Eat dry onion skin to reduce diabetes risk

Next time around while you`re in the kitchen don`t throw away the dry onion skin, as it is `rich in compounds that are beneficial for human health`, according to scientists.

According to the researchers, the brown skin and external layers are rich in fibre and flavonoids, while the discarded bulbs contain sulphurous compounds and fructans.

`One solution could be to use onion waste as a natural source of ingredients with high functional value, because this vegetable is rich in compounds that provide benefits for human health`, said Vanesa Bena¡tez, a researcher at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain).

`Eating fibre reduces the risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal complaints, colon cancer, type-2 diabetes and obesity`, added the researcher.

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