French Onion Soup with Bone Broth - Recipe

Bastille Day is French National Day, the 14th of July, with Melbourne-based French businesses and associations celebrating French culture through food and drink, live music, art exhibitions, movie screenings, masterclasses and workshops. https://whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Whatson/Festivals/Multicultural/Pages/3962bf00-35bc-497f-b518-401abe8b6166.aspx

We thought we’d bring you some French flair with our little contribution  of our version of the French Onion Soup

  1. 50G UNSALTED BUTTER
  2. EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  3. 1KG ONIONS, THINLY SLICED
  4. 1 TABLESPOON BROWN RICE Syru
  5. 3 bay leaves
  6. 1 LITRE bROTH & CO Beef Bone Brot
  7. 1 TABLESPOONS BALSAMIC VINEGAR
  8. BLACK PEPPER

Heat the butter and oil and add the onions cook, stirring constantly until light golden and translucent. Add the brown rice syrup and bay leaves then the stock and balsamic vinegar and simmer gently until reduced slightly.

Serve with you favourite cheesy toasty.

Onions are a nutrient-dense food, meaning that while they are low in calories, they are high in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding onions in cooking is a great way to add flavour to food without adding extra salt

Their high levels of antioxidants give onions their distinctive sweetness and aroma. Phytochemicals, or phytonutrients are naturally occurring compounds in fruits and vegetables that are able to react with the human body to trigger health reactions Flavanoids are responsible for pigments in many fruits and vegetables.

A particularly valuable flavonoid in onions is quercetin, which acts as an antioxidant that may be linked to preventing cancer, reducing the symptoms of bladder infections, promoting prostate health and lowering blood pressure.

Other important phytochemicals in onions are disulfides, trisulfides, cepaene and vinyldithiins. They all are helpful in maintaining good health and have anticancer and antimicrobial properties

Onions are even considered good for depression and sleep because they contain high amounts of folate. Folate helps prevent build up of homocysteine, which interferes with the production of the feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine- they not only regulate mood but sleep and appetite.

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