Power Ingredients for Smarter Salads

Simple add-ins bring fresh tastes, new textures, and an array of nutrients to your plate.

Becky Luigart-Stayner


Onions are plentiful sources of disease-fighting phenols and flavonoids, both potential cancer fighters and weapons against some chronic diseases. The richer its phenolic and flavonoid content, the better an onion's protective effect, according to Rui Hai Liu, MD, PhD, an associate professor of food science at Cornell University.

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