Without doubt, onions are one of the most versatile veggies ever.
They can be eaten in so many different ways, for example, raw in
sandwiches and salads or boiled in soups and stews. In fact, the taste
of certain meals improves significantly when onion is added. As you may
already know, there are types of onions, that is, yellow, white, and
red. Below, you have a detailed explanation of all three onion types and
for what meals they’re mostly used:
They make a great addition to meat, soups, and stews. The skin of
this onion is yellow-brownish and papery from the outside and white
flesh. When cooked, this onion becomes sweeter. Due to the high amount
of sulfur, these onions cause the eyes to water.
Both the outer layer and the flesh of these onions are white and they
have a milder taste than the yellow ones. They’re commonly used in
Mexican cuisine and they can be cooked same as the yellow ones, but they
can also be minced and added to raw chutneys and salsas.
These onions are mostly used in meals in raw dishes as salads and
sandwiches. They have a mild and sweet taste and the red color tends to
wash off during cooking. However, they’re not very recommendable for
cooking as they don’t produce enough amount of flavor needed to improve
the taste of a meal.
How to pick the right onions
The onion should be firm, with a mild scent and a crackly outer skin.
You should never buy onions with dark spots or mold.
Store the onions in a cool and dark area.
Don’t store onions in the fridge because this destroys their aroma.
Take a look at the video below to learn more about the different types of onions: