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What are Scallions?


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Question: What are Scallions?
I see a lot of recipes call for scallions. What are scallions?
Answer: Scallions are what many already refer to as “green onions.” More times than not, you will see them referred to as scallions. Scallions are a young onion with a small white tip and a bright, tall green stem. Both the onion bulb and green stem can be used in recipes, which add both color and flavor to a dish. Scallions have a milder flavor than onions and can be easily chopped or diced and added fresh to a recipe.

Finding and Storing Scallions

Scallions are very easy to find in the produce section of your local grocery store. Most times they are sold in bunches of a few stalks secured in a bag or by rubber band. When choosing scallions, check to see that there it no yellowing to the onion and that the stalks are not curling. Scallions can last up to one week in the refrigerator when properly stored. To store, remove any rubber bands, and keep, unwashed, in a plastic bag, preferably in the crisper section of your refrigerator.
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