Spring Onion Bunch
Spring onion is a wonderfully versatile vegetable. It is used in many different cuisines, in many different cultures. Great in salads, noodle dishes, homemade burgers or meat balls, and is an excellent garnish - thinly slice the white and green parts.
Spring onions, also known as scallions or green onions, are a type of allium vegetable known for their mild flavour and versatility in cooking. Spring onions have long, slender green stalks with small white bulbs at the base. The bulb and lower portion of the green stalk are typically used in cooking. The green tops are often used as a garnish or added for extra flavour. They have a milder and sweeter flavour compared to mature onions. The white bulbs have a mild onion taste, while the green stalks offer a fresh and slightly sharp flavour.
Nutritional Information: Spring onions are low in calories and a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are particularly rich in vitamin C, K, and A. They also contain fibre and small amounts of other essential nutrients like folate and potassium.
Usage Ideas: Spring onions are incredibly versatile and can be used in various ways. They can be consumed raw, added to salads, salsas, or sandwiches for a crisp and oniony bite. They can also be cooked in stir-fries, soups, stews, or used as a flavouring ingredient in many savoury dishes.
Availability & Storage: As the name suggests, spring onions are commonly available during the spring season. However, with advancements in agriculture, they can often be found year-round. Best stored in the refrigerator.
To store, keep them fresh by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and place them in a plastic bag. They can typically be stored for up to a week. If the green tops become wilted or slimy, it's best to discard them.
Whether you're adding them to salads, stir-fries, or soups, spring onions are a flavourful and nutritious addition to many dishes.