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You may have heard placing raw onions with the ends cut off will absorb bacteria and viruses. Nope.

There are a lot of health benefits from onions, like helping stop a runny nose and killing food poisoning pathogens. But, since onions are antimicrobial, they can’t absorb bacteria or viruses.

Onions have been a folk remedy since the 1500’s, so there’s been plenty of time to study it. Even the National Onion Association agrees with fact checkers. If you see one of those posts about the onion miracle cure… now you know!

Source: USA Today