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Also known as shallots, or scallions in the US, spring onions are green onions. They are the same plant as a brown onion only they have been snapped out of the ground before the bulb has formed at all. Long and slim and evenly proportioned from the white root to where it changes to green, the spring onion is popular in Asian cooking, raw and cooked.
Look for shallots with fresh green leaves. Avoid discoloured slimy leaves.
Cut the tops off the spring onion (leaving approx 4 cm of green). Wrap in slightly damp kitchen paper and place in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator for up to four days.
Tips & Tricks:
The easiest way to cut spring onions for garnish is with scissors. In stir-fries slice lengthways for long strips approx 8cm long.
Add to chinese greens in Asian stir-fries.
Gives extra flavour to clear broths.
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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