It’s a new growing season! You’ll find Ewa sweet onions, the younger cousing of the beloved Maui onion, in this week’s bag. This onion is available during spring, starting April through October.
Sweet onions are a milder variety of onions, making them super versatile and a favorite in the kitchen. They have a low sulfur content, a higher sugar and water content, thus less pungency than other onions.
Because of these characteristics, they are delicious even on their own. You can slice them raw for a sandwich salad or pizza. Try roasting them with your potatoes and carrots that you also got in this week’s box. Or cutting them into thick slices, brushing with oil, and grilling it with other vegetables. Sweet onions are also great for caramelizing – low and slow – to be added to steaks or burgers. Additionally, they bring a sweet and savory-ness to soups and dips.
To keep your onions fresh, store them much like potatoes – somewhere cool, dark, and dry, away from other vegetables. A refrigerator also works well. Cut onions can be wrapped up and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They do have a higher water content, so try to use them quickly!
Sweet onions contain vitamin C, vitamin B-6 along with copper, manganese, phosphorus, folate, potassium and magnesium.
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