Sweet Onions

Is there any savory dish that isn't improved by the inclusion of onions? Sweet onions sweeten the deal!

"It's hard to imagine civilization without onions," quipped Julia Child. Well, it's at least hard to imagine many savory dishes without them. After all, how many recipes start with the sautéing of onions?


The most versatile of onions—because it's pleasing to just about everyone—is the sweet onion. It's mild enough to enjoy raw, especially flavorful and sweet when cooked, and it doesn't cause tearing like regular ("storage") onions do (despite the fact that it's very juicy).


A good source of dietary fiber, folate, potassium and manganese, sweet onions are also a very good source of vitamins C and B6 and a significant source of antioxidants.


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