Scallions and Green Onions – Do you know the difference?
I never gave it a lot of thought and maybe you didn’t either. I think the terms are often used interchangeably. But I guess if we are going to call ourselves seasoned cooks – we should know the difference.
Scallions are onions with tops 8 to 10 inches high and NO bulb.
Green Onions (also known as spring onions) are one step further along in development. They have a 1 to 2 inch bulb with green tops. (picture below)
Only scallions and green onions contain vitamin A.
They also have Vitamin C and iron.
Mature onions have less vitamin C but also have Vitamin B.
Grow your own and have it all.
Onions make you cry?
Try chilling peeled onions in the frig just before chopping.
The chilling inactiviates the sulfur compound that onions release into the air causing your eyes to sting.
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