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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.

Uses

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

Preparation

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

Storage

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 [www.pma.com] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Oasis [www.produceoasis.com] External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00] External link opens in new window or tab.
Dole [http://www.dole.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-5051 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 25, 2016
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