Onion-Infused Carrot Cocktail Recipe

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The title ingredient of this juice may raise a few eyebrows, but there’s no rule under the sun which states that onions are only for soups and sandwiches. Not only will onions add a savory flavor to just about any sort of juice, they’ve also sport a fairly impressive list of health attributes.

When most people think about onions, the first thing that comes to mind is their potent, sometimes off-putting aroma. In the natural world, the strong odor of onions is a powerful insect repellent. When insects bite into the outer skin of an onion, they generally end up deciding to prey on less stinky vegetables.

The reason behind an onion’s heavy odor is organosulfer compounds. These organosulfur compounds don’t just repel insects though. It turns out that they may be able to keep away cancer cells as well. Recent research suggests that organosulfur compounds can be helpful in cancer prevention, especially for cases of esophageal, colon and breast cancer. Onions can also help to lower your LDL cholesterol and increase you HDL or “good” cholesterol level. In order to see the most benefits, use either yellow or red onions.

Ingredients

  • ½ a red or yellow onion
  • 1 pound of carrots
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 celery stalk
  • Black pepper or hot sauce to taste
  • Onion Carrot Juice

Directions

  • Cut the onion into manageable sections and juice.
  • Be sure to juice the onion first.
  • Juice the other ingredients – they will help to flush the onion taste out of your juicer.
  • Before you consume your juice, we recommend you wash the juicing components to ensure the onion odor is quickly removed from your juicer.
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