Onion History Trivia

Onions and garlic have been cultivated for 6,000 years and have been credited with everything from making hair grow on bald heads to giving valor to the troops of Alexander the Great. Onions are the vegetable which gave Chicago its name since the Chippewa tribe found these "she-gau-ga-winshe" growing at the site of the modern day city. The name onion comes from the Latin, "unio" via the French "oignon" and the English "unyun." The onion plant belongs to the same family as the narcissus.

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