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: