Onions – name of a plant from the family of onion. Onion is one of the earliest vegetables cultivated by mankind. Homeland onions region considered Southwest Asia, where more than 4 thousand. Years before his BC eaten and used as a medicine. In Europe, the onion imported by the Romans, and soon it spread across the continent. Currently, the onion belongs to one of the major vegetable crops. The most significant role to play in the cooking onions. It is used in cheese, dried, boiled and fried, is also used as a condiment for canned foods, added to various sauces, salads, soups, vegetable stews, as well as meat and fish. In the dried onion is used as an integral part of many spice mixtures.