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Botanical Name Allium cepa
Family Amaryllidaceae
Origin The origin of onion is not certain, but it is believed to have originated in Asia.
Description Palandu, also known as onion, is a bulbous vegetable with a pungent and strong flavor. The bulbs are usually round, brown, or red in color, with white or yellowish flesh inside.
Parts Used The bulbs are the edible part of the plant and are commonly used in cooking.
Dose Onions can be consumed in moderate amounts as a food ingredient.