Go for spring onions with firm, unblemished bulbs and bright green, perky leaves. Avoid those that are slimy or wilting. The skin covering a spring onion’s bulb can be either white or deep red fading to white at the roots.
Health Benefits Of Spring Onion
- Spring onions are an excellent source of vitamin C and calcium.
- They are also a good source of dietary fibre and vitamins A and B6, thiamine, folate and minerals (potassium, copper, chromium, manganese, iron).
- Some research suggests that spring onions may lower cholesterol levels, decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes and have antibacterial and antifungal properties.