Are Leftover Onions Poisonous? - Urban Legends

Are Leftover Onions Poisonous? - Urban Legends:
"The notion that onions are a 'bacteria magnet' may stem from an old wives' tale dating at least as far back as the 1500s, when it was believed that distributing raw onions around a residence guarded against the bubonic plague and other diseases by 'absorbing the elements of infection.' Believe it or not, though it has no scientific basis whatsoever"

we LOVE onions, and BEFORE we developed a healthy interest
in the opposite sex, we would eat raw onions much as one would eat an apple.

these days we chop-up onions, put them in a zip-lock bag and freeze them.
whenever a recipe calls for onions we scoop out a handful of frozen chopped onions.

{o'course we wash our hands before the scooping.}

so, its a relief to know that onions are fairly safe.


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