Spring Onions (Scallions)

Spring onions – also known as scallions or green onions – are related to the onion and from a botanical point of view, belong to the leek family.

In a spring onion, the onion formation appears as a slight, white thickening near the roots.  In comparison to the onion, spring onions taste milder and are less spicy. They are characterized by their 40-50cm long, tube leaves. These crunchy green tubes can be served together with the onion bunch and eaten as well. Spring onions can be processed similarly to chives and they almost have the same spicy taste. The rubber bands or material used to tie the bunch together should not squeeze the green stems too much or they will damage the structure and the stems will spoil faster. Due to their high water content, spring onions can only be stored for a few days.

Season: Available year-round

Did you know...?

Spring onions contain many phytochemicals such as sulfides, glucosinolates and phytosterols.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

One-Half to One Bundle of Spring Onions (depending on the size)