In Season: June to November
Green onions have a lovely sweet, spicy flavour that is milder than a normal onion. You can use green onions in almost any recipe that calls for onions but they are most often used as a garnish. They are also a great addition to soups and stews. Add them near the end to retain their flavour.
Green onions are also known as scallions. Store green onions loosely wrapped in plastic in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator for up to a week. If you want to keep them longer trim the green shoots right down to the white.
Green onions are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They are also a good source of Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.