Onions

Onions are an aromatic vegetable. The edible part is the bulb of the allium family, which includes garlic, shallots, and leeks.

Onions come in different varieties:

Purchase

When purchasing onions, make sure they're firm and the skin is rich brown/orange. Avoid onions with dark spots. The outer layers of skin are paper-thin and often flake off during shipping and handling, which is fine.

Storage

Store whole in a dark, cool, dry place, like a cellar or cupboard. Do not store in the refrigerator.

Sliced onions can be stored in a sealed plastic bag for weeks in the fridge, or months in the freezer.

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