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Did you know?
- Onions are rich in vitamin C
- wild onions grow on nearly every continent, but here in northern NY, it's best to grow them from sets
- old English folklore says you can predict the severity of the winter by the onion's skin. ()r by the wool on a wooly bear.)
- Onions are the state vegetable of Georgia and Texas (Vidalia and Texas Sweet, respectively).
- They make you cry because of the sulfur released into the air.
- The first Thanksgiving feast sported onions. The Natives had their variety, the pilgrim the European styled onion.
- In ancient Egypt, where the Israelites longed to return, the onion is a symbol of eternity because of the rings inside the rings.
- Pharaoh Cheops paid the pyramid workers in onions
- Pictures of onions appear on the pyramids
- Mummies were buried with onions
What are your favorite onion facts?