Green Onions

Description

These slender, crisp root vegetables, also known as scallions or spring onions, are loaded with vitamins and minerals that assist in bone health, eye health, heart health, and immunity system health. Use them raw in salads or cook them in other dishes for an extra boost of nutrition and onion-like flavor.

Storage

For immediate use, refrigerate the onions in the crisper drawer. To keep fresh for weeks, place the bulbs in a glass of water.

Preparation

First rinse the onions, then trim the roots and cut an inch off the tops. Chop finely, julienne, slice into 1-inch sections or use whole.

Usage

Green onions are very versatile and are delicious raw or cooked. You can add them to eggs, soups, stir fries, or even garnish on salad and potatoes.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1/4 cup
Amount/Serving
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 10%
Sodium 0 2%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 1%
Sugars 0
Protein 0
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 8%

Green onions are low in calories and are fat free. They are filled with vitamins A and C to help support heart health and carotenoids to boost the immune system.

Availability

  • january
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  • december

Flavor Profile

Green onions are sharp with a succulent crunch. While the white parts have a mild onion taste, the green parts have a grassy, chive-like flavor.