Benefits: Relieves flatulence, sweating and cold symptoms and improves heart function. Regular consumption of fresh leaves helps lower cholesterol and reportedly can prevent cancer. Spring onions contain calcium and phosphorous. Use: The onion shoots and leaves are edible. The leaves improve most dishes fragrance. The whole leaves are eaten with rice and barbecued red pork. Chopped leaves are used to garnish dishes and make Stir-Fried dishes.