Onion is a vegetable which is almost like a staple in Indian food. This is also known to be one of the essential ingredients of raw salads. They come in different colours like white, red or yellow and are quite in demand in cold salads and hot soups.
Tomato is an amazingly popular and versatile food that comes in several different varieties that vary in shape, color and size. There are tiny cherry tomatoes, Italian pear-shaped tomatoes, bright yellow tomatoes, and the green tomato.
Potatoes are nutrient-dense, non-fattening and have reasonable amount of calories. Include them in your regular meals so that the body receives a good supply of carbohydrates, dietary fibers and essential minerals such as copper, magnesium, and iron. In India, potatoes are probably the second-most consumed vegetables after onions.
Onions are known to have antiseptic, antimicrobial and antibiotic properties which help you to get rid of infections. Onions are known to contain manganese, copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C,Folic acid, Amino acid and dietary fibers along with phosphorus, folate and copper.
Potatoes should be included in the diet of those having mouth ulcers. As they are easy to digest, they are good for patients.Consumption of potatoes helps to maintain the blood glucose level and keeps the brain alert and active.Apart from containing useful minerals such as potassium, iron, copper and magnesium, potatoes are also full of phytochemical antioxidants such as flavonoids, Vitamin B and folate.
Tomatoes contain Vitamin C,K. lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart-diseases. They protect the eyes from light induced damage.Essential for pregnant women as these tomatoes protect infants against neural tube defects.
Store Onion in a cool dry place, need not refridgerate.It is a versatile vegetable that can be used raw, sauteed, caramelized, roasted, deep fried, pureed or boiled as required. It lends itself very well to almost any cuisine.It can be consumed with salads, curries or chutnies.
Potatoes should always be stored in a cool, dark and dry place that is preferably in your visibility.If not attended to for a long time these potatoes will begin to sprout due to preferable environment conditions like that under the soil and end up loosing nutritional value.They can be baked, roasted, steamed, grilled and deep fried.Also can be cooked and added to noodles, rice and curries.
Store tomatoes stem side down in a single layer, at room temperature, away from the sunlight.Ripe tomatoes should be refrigerated if they need to be stored for a long time.Tomatoes are used in salads, soups, curries, pickles, etc. Tomatoes that are cooked with a touch of oil gives more lycopene than raw ones.
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