What’s Fresh? Green Onions!

What’s Fresh? Green Onions!

Did you know the same organic sulfur compounds that give onions their pungent smell also are some of the micro-nutrients that make them so nutritious? Onions are packed with vitamin C, phytochemicals, and flavonoids. All of these combined pack a nutritional punch that can help reduce inflammation and decrease cancer risk, along with easing bladder infection symptoms, aiding in prostate health, and lowering blood pressure. You can get these nutritional benefits whether you eat onions raw or cooked (though raw onions have slightly higher nutrient content).This week brings the first seasonal batch of local green onions to the Co-op from Great Oak Farm and North Wind Farm. Green onions offer a milder flavor than mature bulbs. Here are some recipes to help you get the most out of these delicate spring onions: