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Types of Onions

Onion Benefits

As far as the species are concerned, onion is a kind of veggie that has a wide number of species produced around the world. It is literally impossible to discuss a complete list of species here, but we will precisely be explaining some of these.

Yellow Onion:

It is a kind of onion that is also known as brown onion. Due to its strong aroma and savor, people are using widely in culinary dishes. Higher content of sulfur gives it a complex flavor.

 Sweet Onion:

It is a specie of onion that is known to be not pungent at all. It is because of the fact that there is a low content of sulfur available in it. Due to its mildness in taste, it is a lot sweeter. The outer skin of the sweet onion is normally lighter and slightly thicker.

 White Onion:

Due to its mildly white flesh, it has high sugar content. With a shorter shelf life, it can last only 48 hours. However, you can refrigerate for one month.

 Red Onion:

Red onion is a bit larger in size and has purple-red skin. Its flesh is sweeter in taste that makes it a good option for salad, grilled food, and decorations.

 Shallots:

Shallots are smaller in size with outer brown layers. With sweet, acidic, spicy, and sharp taste, it is a pulp is purple in color. Somehow, shallot tastes more delicate than other family members.

 Green Onion:

Commonly known as scallions, it is one of the species that is relatively closer to garlic and leek.

 Leak:

The lower rounded part of this specie is edible. People are using in making sauces and soups

 

The next discussion will on consumption on the onion.

 


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