THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT onions
1 The word onion is derived from the Latin word ‘unio’ which means large pearl.
2 Onions were an important part of life in ancient Egypt. Leaders took an oath of office with their right hand on an onion. This was probably because the humble onion was seen as a symbol of the universe thanks to all those layers.
3 Need to remove a splinter? Put a slice of onion on the gauze-padded part of a bandage. Left on overnight, the onion will draw the splinter to the surface so you can remove it. 4 Humans have been cultivating onions since 3500BC. 5 Onions were thought to be powerful medicine during the American Civil War in the 1860s. General Ulysses
S. Grant would not move his army without a good supply of them.