A staple of Asian cuisine, this elegant and tasty vegetable provides a similar flavor to onions, with a milder punch.

Originating in Asia, scallions are also known as green onions and sometimes (erroneously) spring onions. Their long green ends provide a striking contrast sitting on top of a bright white stem. The only onion used in traditional Japanese cuisine, scallions are a fragile vegetable not suited to long cooking. High in vitamins A and C, scallions are popular in stir-fries, as well as being great in salads and making a beautiful garnish.


Scallions should be stored in bunches wrapped in plastic wrap, and stored in the crisper section of the refrigerator. They should be used within 2-3 days.