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About scallions

Scallions, also called green onions, are young onions pulled from the grown before they got a chance to turn into the large bulbous onions you find at grocery stores. Sometimes, scallions are actually onions that are grown from onion plants that don't form those onion bulbs at all.

Scallions are often used to give recipes a mild onion flavor without overpowering the other flavors in the mix. Their taste is described as being similar to a mature onion's, but with less of a bite. The green tops of scallions have less intense flavors than the white lower part.

Scallions are easy to identify at the grocery store. They feature long green leaves and small white ends that often have roots protruding from them. These young onions are often confused with spring onions. You can tell the difference between the two by their bulbs. Spring onions have larger, rounder bulbs than scallions. Although scallions are also sometimes called shallots, both plants are not the same.

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FAQs About Scallions

Scallions are very low-calorie ingredients that can add subtle flavor to your recipes. Below are the basic nutrition facts for one medium scallion, about 15 grams. The percentages are your daily recommended value for a 2,000-calorie diet.
  • Calories: 5
  • Total fat: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Sodium: 2 milligrams, 0%
  • Potassium: 41 milligrams, 1%
  • Total carbohydrates: 1.1 grams, 0%
  • Dietary fiber: 0.4 grams, 1%
  • Sugars: 0.3 grams
  • Protein 0.3 grams, 0%
  • Vitamin A: 3%
  • Vitamin C: 4%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 1%

You should keep your scallions in the refrigerator. For the best results, place your scallions root-down in a jar of water to maintain their freshness. This should make your scallions last for up to two weeks. If you want to freeze cut scallions, you can lay them flat on parchment paper in the freezer until they are frozen, then place them in a sealable plastic bag. Frozen scallions will last up to a year in the freezer.

Look for signs of slime in your scallions to tell if they have gone bad. You'll also want to look for any discoloration or signs of mold in your scallions before you use them in your recipes. Your final check should be with your nose. If the scallion smells off at all, throw it out or put it in a compost.
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