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Yellow Onion

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Yellow Onion

• Yellow onions are the most popular onions for cooking as they add flavor to stews, soups, and meat dishes. When a recipe calls for an onion and doesn’t specify a color, it is typically referring to yellow onions. They have yellow-brown papery skin on the outside and white flesh on the inside.

• Yellow onions have a higher sulfur content than other onions, giving them a more pungent flavor and smell, Most people believe they are too strong to eat raw but they have excellent flavor when cooked.

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Seasonality

Year-Round

Selection & Storage

• Dry bulb onions should be firm and have little to no scent.

• Avoid bulbs with any cuts, bruises, or blemishes. When purchasing whole peeled onions,select ones with an outside layer that does not show signs of being dehydrated.

• Whole peeled onions should be refrigerated after purchasing.

• Cut onions can be stored in a sealed container for up to 7 days.

• If you buy pre-cut onions, always keep refrigerated and use before the expiration date.

Cooking Tips

Sweating is a cooking method which gently cooks the onion to soften its texture, increase its sweetness, and reduce the sulfur content, resulting in a milder taste. Sweating onions for dishes, such as risottos, rice pilafs and braised meats infuses these dishes with a sweet onion flavor.
Sautéed onions are browned, which creates a rich sweet flavor. Sautéed onions are good combination when added to other sautéed vegetables, soups and pasta dishes.
Caramelizing onions creates a unique flavor. Once the onion's sugars have caramelized, there are many flavor compounds developed that provide a variety of sweet, rich flavors. Carmelized onions are excellent added to salads, sandwiches, and eggs.

Clever Uses

• Give metal cutlery a new shine and remove rust by scrubbing with onion slices or a paste of crushed onion and water.

• Scrub a burnt or gunky pot with half an onion, and then let it soak in the onion juice. Wash as usual and the mess comes off easily.

• Heat the grill, then spear half an onion with a fork and glide it over the grates to remove grease and charred bits of food.

• Place a bowl of sliced onions and water in a freshly painted room to absorb the chemical odor.

Health Benefits

Yellow onions are high in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and with only 45 calories per serving.

Yellow onions are sodium, fat, and cholesterol free, and provide a number of other key nutrients.

Food Science

• It’s a myth that the strong smell of onions cause you to cry when cutting into them. The truth is, as you cut into an onion, you release a strong sulfur compound that wafts upwards toward your eyes. When the gas reacts with the moisture in your eyes, it begins to burn, causing tears

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