Blessing or curse?
How is this for a change of pace? Onions have suddenly come back in the news for its antibacterial benefits. I am sure garlic will too but my question is if any one has experienced some of the things being said. What's being said?
Onions attract bacteria and have been used to help "clean" a room of infectious bacteria by slicing and setting out in the room. Supposedly they will turn black overnight from this.
Because of this magnet tendency to attract bacteria, onions are often the culprit for people having gastric distress when mayonnaise based foods are left out, not the mayonnaise. (store bought, not homemade) Could Hellmans be looking for a scapegoat?
By the way, potatoes were right behind onions in bacteria gathering so I don't see how we could have survived all this time going on picnics and family gatherings. I am surprised that Bernie and Mike have not guaranteed healthy onion dishes if they get elected. (Sorry, it slipped out)
Now I have always heard that eating onions and garlic was healthy so this really is a conundrum for me. How to prepare and eat these things without making them magnets for bacteria? Or, is this much to do about nothing?
I will await your comments as I slice this onion. I have been stopped up for several weeks now, can't taste or smell much of anything so what the heck.