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green onion

Green onions are young shoots of bulb onions, and are milder tasting than large bulb onions. They have a small, not fully developed white bulb end with long green stalks. Both parts are edible. Scallions are considered younger than a green onion because they should not have a bulb, while green onions should have a miniature bulb.

Negi or naganegi onions, which translates into "long onions" are another variety.

plural: green onions


Season: available year-round

How to select: Choose green onions with crisp, bright green tops and a firm white base.

How to store: Remove any rubber bands or damaged leaves, wrap in a plastic bag and store in the vegetable crisper section of the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store away from odor-sensitive foods such as corn and mushrooms, which will absorb the odor of the onions.

How to prepare: Often eaten raw, but you can also grill or saute them.

More Green Onion Recipes
Popular Green Onion Recipes
Delicious Cheesy Bacon and Green Onion Potato Skins
Seared Tuna Steak W/Wasabi-Green Onion Mayo
Kittencal's Crispy Potato and Green Onion Pancakes (Latkes)

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup, chopped
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 32
Calories from Fat 1 (5%)
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 0%
Potassium 276mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 7.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 1.8g 3%

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