Green OnionsDepartment of Defense fact sheet containing nutritional information for green onions.
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.
1/2 cup of green onions provides:
|Saturated Fat||0.031 g|
|Vitamin C||4.8 mg|
|Vitamin A||71 RAE|
|Dietary Fiber||0.6 g|
Sources of Information
Produce Marketing Association [www.pma.com]
Produce Oasis [www.produceoasis.com]
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00]