green onion


Related to the lily, this underground bulb is prized around the world for the magic it makes in a multitude of dishes with its pungent flavor and odor. There are two main classifications of onion: green onions (also called scallions) and dry onions, which are simply mature onions with a juicy flesh covered with dry, papery skin.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Salad Greens: A Primer

Pick the right texture and taste for your garden-fresh creation.

How to Go Green and Eat Healthy

Feeding your family healthily and being kind to the planet go hand in hand. With these 6 tips from the top eco-experts, it’s easy (and can even save you money).

Leafy Greens: Amazingly Delicious and Powerful Super Foods

These are some of our favorite foods! With multiple benefits including vitamins, nutrients, fiber and more, they can help your body function at its best.