Onions much like potatoes have numerous varieties but one major distinction separates several varieties. That being said “Sweet onions” verse “Domestic onions”.
The domestic onion also known as long day or storage onions have less moisture, more mass and are best suited for processing and dehydration.
The Sweet onion also known as a short day or fresh onions have a higher water content and less mass which creates a sweet or mild flavor. These varieties are used for canning, grilling, salads or caramelizing.
This product is available year-round with various sourcing.
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This type of onion has a white skin and a mild white flesh. These onions tend to have a sharper and more pungent flavor, with a thinner more papery skin.
This onion sometimes called purple has a purplish red skin and white flesh tinged with red. These onions have a slightly less tender and meaty layers.
This type of onion has brown skin and white flesh. Often considered the all purpose onion because of the balance of astringency and sweet flavor the longer they are cooked.
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