The dark red onion has multiple health benefits. It is rich in the contents of the antioxidant, Quercetin. This antioxidant is attributed to fight inflammation and boost the immune system in our bodies. Dark Onion is also popularly known for its ability to kill bacteria and prevent the growth of harmful microbes. It also contributes to improving bone health and digestive health and reduces the risk of cancer.
The dark red onion is packed with multiple nutrients such as Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Copper and Biotin. We can acquire all these nutritional benefits by consuming dark onions in a variety of ways. The dark red onions are packed with sweetness and flavour and thus can be used in recipes such as pickles, salads, burgers, steak, vegetable curries, rice biryani, potato recipes etc.
You can grow the dark red onion seeds in your home garden easily. Acquire the highest quality seeds from Urja Seeds and plant them in the months of March or April to have the successful germination of seeds. Before planting the dark onion seeds in your garden, sow them in a small pot or container indoors for a period of 6 to 8 weeks. Sow them 1 cm apart from each other.
Once you plant the dark onion seeds in your garden, water them regularly 1 to 3 times a week. Make sure to have best soil mix which includes organic compost , nutrients and fertilizers to facilitate healthy growth of the plant. While transplanting the seeds outdoors, ensure you plant them 3 to 4 inches apart from each other.
- Dark red bulbs
- Globular in shape and mildly pungent
- Matures in 90 to 110 days
- Good for kharif sowing
- Approx .seeds count - 300