Start onions indoor from seeds in late winter. Plant onions from sets in the spring. Choose varieties that are adapted to your local area.
How to Store Onions:
After harvesting onions, they need to be cured for about two to four weeks. Cure by spreading them out in a single layer in a warm, dry place.
Onions should be cured in a mesh bag. Some people use a pair of panty hose for curing onions. To keep the onions dry, keep them from touching each other. Place the onions into one leg of the hose, then use a twist tie between each onion bulb. Once the skin and necks are dry, the roots and leaves can be trimmed and the onions are ready to eat or store.
You can braid or store garlic in a mesh bag or woven basket.
Store onions in a cool, dark, and dry environment. Make sure the room is well ventilated. Onions can be stored for 10 to 12 months.
Onions are very low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol, low in sodium, a good source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C, a good source of folate, potassium, manganese, and a good source of dietary fiber.
A serving size of onions is 1 cup chopped (160 grams). One serving of onions contains 64 calories.
More About Onions
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