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Onions

Have you read that if you get sick from potato salad it is because of the potatoes and onions and not the mayo. Have you received those crazy emails saying you should never cut a oinion and store it in the fridge to use in the near future?
I did a little research on this and turns out that onions are no more “dangerous” than any other food once opened.  Onions tend to have a high content of sulfur content which has antimicrobial properties, when the an onion is cut it can quickly dry out thus contains less sulfur. Those who are getting sick from onions can often attribute it to not bleaching cutting board after used with raw meat or some other way from bacteria to be introduced.

Gotta trust Joe Swartz here’s his stance on this

http://oss.mcgill.ca/yasked/onionsbacteria.pdf

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