When an old recipe calls for onions, like in Onion Soup, try sweet onions for a change.
- Sweet onions are available from April through August. They generally have thin, light outer skins, a high water content, and a high sugar content. Because they bruise easily and are fragile, they have a fairly short storage life.
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Types of Sweet Onions:
- Walla Walla
- Texas Spring Sweet
- Imperial Sweet
- Carzalia Sweet varieties
During the winter months, some additional sweet varieties, such as Oso Sweet and Rio Sweet, often are imported from South America.