Onions 52 Partners with Registered Dietitian for Heart Health Month
February 16, 2023
February is American Heart Month, or Heart Health Month, a time when consumers of fresh fruit and vegetables can prioritize their cardiovascular health.
“Onions are full of health benefits, and produce marketers have the unique opportunity to help educate consumers on the many advantages of increasing consumption of allium vegetables during American Heart Month,” said Falon Brawley, director of marketing at Onions 52 Inc.
“We are delighted to partner with Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Laura Ashley Johnson, RDN, CDE, to help promote easy and creative ways to increase onion consumption,” said Brawley. “While we can’t claim ‘An onion a day will keep the doctor away,’ there are several studies on the health benefits of onions that are compelling, and research compiled by the National Onion Association shows that onion consumption may contribute to increased cardiovascular health.”
“Not only are onions a versatile and delicious ingredient in many recipes, but research has shown they're also rich in nutrients that can benefit the body in so many amazing ways,” said Johnson.
“Onions of all varieties not only provide great flavor to almost every meal, but they also contain key vitamins and minerals, quercetin and other potent antioxidants that may offer unique heart health benefits,” said Brawley. “Laura Ashley’s easy-to-make, onion-centric recipes will be shared on the Onions 52 website and social media channels beginning February 21.”