Sweet and Juicy Onions

All onions are not created equal -- some are sweeter than others.
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.

Types of Sweet Onions:

  • Vidalia
  • Walla Walla
  • Maui
  • 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.

How to Saute Onions

Sauted onions add delicious, mellow flavor to lots of recipes. We'll show you how to chop an onion and how to saute onions so that they're tender translucent, and ready to go into your favorite recipes.

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