Selectinggreen onion


When selecting green onions, they should have good, green-colored tops and white, bleached stems up to about three inches from the root. Also referred to as scallions, green onions have long, delicate stalks and small white bulbs. They are milder tasting than large-bulb onions, and are sold in bunches.

Storing

Store green onions in a plastic bag in the refrigerator up to five days. Store produce and other foods away from green onions in witch they may absorb the odor of the onion.

Preparation

Trim off roots and tops, rinse in cold water to prepare green onions. Green onions are a great finishing touch to salads, casseroles, stir-fry’s, soups, and baked potatoes. Also enjoy their mild onion flavor raw, munching the green tops as well as the bulb. Try substituting the green tops of a green onion instead of using chives.


Nutrition Information

Green Onions
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 40 kcal   170 kJ

Carbohydrates    

9.34 g

- Sugars  4.24 g

- Dietary fiber  1.7 g  

Fat

0.1 g

- saturated  0.042 g

- monounsaturated  0.013 g  

- polyunsaturated  0.017 g  

Protein

1.1 g

Water

89.11 g

Vitamin A equiv.  0 μg 

0%

Thiamin (Vit. B1)  0.046 mg  

4%

Riboflavin (Vit. B2)  0.027 mg  

2%

Niacin (Vit. B3)  0.116 mg  

1%

Vitamin B6  0.12 mg

9%

Folate (Vit. B9)  19 μg 

5%

Vitamin B12  0 μg  

0%

Vitamin C  7.4 mg

12%

Vitamin E  0.02 mg

0%

Vitamin K  0.4 μg

0%

Calcium  23 mg

2%

Iron  0.21 mg

2%

Magnesium  0.129 mg

0% 

Phosphorus  29 mg

4%

Potassium  146 mg  

3%

Sodium  4 mg

0%

Zinc  0.17 mg

2%

Percentages are relative to US
recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database