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Green Onions

Department of Defense fact sheet containing nutritional information for green onions.

Product Description

Good quality green onions should look crisp and fresh with tender green tops and a firm white base.

Peak Growing Season

Green onions are available throughout the year. Their peak season is from July to August.


Green onions can be used in salads, stir-fries, and soups.


Refrigerate green onions immediately after receiving. Ice bulb end of onions only during storage to help maintain freshness.


Green onions should be stored at 32–36 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 90–98 percent. They should be stored away from foods that absorb odors.

Best If Used By

Green onions can be stored for up to five days; mist lightly with water to extend storage life.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup of green onions provides:

Calories 10
Protein 0.34 g
Carbohydrate 2.04 g
Fat 0.17 g
Saturated Fat 0.031 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.18 mg
Vitamin C 4.8 mg
Vitamin A 71 RAE
Calcium 18 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g

Sources of Information

Produce Marketing Association [] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Oasis [] External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [] External link opens in new window or tab.
Dole [] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | | 916-322-5051 
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 28, 2014

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