How to cook Onions
Onions are often fried or roasted and commonly form the basis of all sort of recipes, such as stews or soups. Red onions are milder and sweeter than white ones, so are a good option for eating raw in salsas and salads.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Onions and garlic are vegetables from the same plant family, called Allium. We mostly eat the bulbs, although the leaves of some species, such as chives and wild garlic, are also tasty.
It’s well known that when you cut onions, they make you cry. This is because the knife slices through the plant’s cells, releasing sulphur compounds that react with the air and irritate your eyes.
What are the health benefits?
One medium onion of any colour counts as one of your 5-a-day.