Onions are one of the most commonly used vegetable in most world cuisines. It’s the bulb of the onion that’s used for culinary purposes and the same plant can be used in a variety of different ways when it’s harvested before its prime.
They have been selectively bred for cultivation for the past 7.000 years and therefore there are countless variety based on where they are grown and what cultural preferences are. Onions are grown in the US both in gardens and commercially.
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Asparagales
- Family: Amaryllidaceae
- Subfamily: Alloideae
- Genus: Allum
- Species: A. Cepa
- Binomial name: Allum Cepa
- The largest onion ever grown weighed 5 kg
- The yellow onion is the most popular onion in the world. They actually take 75% of onion’s population.
- Soldiers and athletes back in Ancient civilization believed that eating or rubbing onions would provide them with more strength and speed