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April 30, 2015
Sweet Onions

Sweet onions differ from other types of onions because of their higher content of sugar and water and lower content of sulfur. This makes them less pungent than the other onions which allow us to taste the natural sugar. Sweet onions have a thinner skin than other onions and are juicier. Vidalia and Walla Walla are two of the sweet onion varietals. When choosing sweet onions look for ones that feel heavy for their size and for ones without any bruises or blemishes. Usually sweet onions will keep for a week or two at room temperature. These sweet mild onions are perfect when used raw in salads or chopped as a garnish or grilled. I also love making soups and pasta sauces with them.