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Different Type Of Onions

Zhengzhou Miracle Machinery Co.,Ltd | Updated: Dec 09, 2017

Generally onions are normally in three colour varieties. Yellow or brown onions, full-flavoured and are the onions of choice for everyday use, with many cultivars bred specifically to demonstrate this sweetness.Yellow onion turn a rich, dark brown when caramelised and give French onion soup its sweet flavour.  White onion are the traditional onions used in classic Mexican cuisine; they have a golden colour when cooked and a particularly sweet flavour when sauted. The red onion is a good choice for fresh use when its colour livens up the dish; it is also used in grilling.

While the mature big onion bulb is most eaten, onions can be eaten at immature stages. Young plants may be harvested before bulbing occurs and used whole as spring onions or scallions. When an onion is harvested after bulbing has begun, but the onion is not yet mature, the plants are sometimes referred to as summer onions.

Onions are available in fresh, frozen, canned, pickled, and chopped forms. The dehydrated product is available as kibbled, sliced, ring, minced, chopped, granulated, and powder forms.


Additionally, onions may be bred and grown to mature at smaller sizes. Depending on the mature size and the purpose, these may be referred to as pearl, boiler, or pickler onions, but differ from true pearl onions which are a different species. Pearl and boiler onions may be cooked as a vegetable rather than as an ingredient and pickler onions are often preserved in vinegar as a long-lasting relish.

Onion powder is a seasoning widely used when the fresh ingredient is unavailable. It is made from finely ground, dehydrated onions, mainly the pungent varieties of bulb onions, and has a strong odour. Being dehydrated, it has a long shelf life and is available in several varieties: yellow, white andred.