Scallions are a species derived from onions and it’s similar to it in taste and production methods. The difference is that it’s much milder than onions and therefore has more versatile culinary uses. The bulbs of these plants are not fully developed as they are in onions and it’s these bulbs that are used for culinary purpose, even though the greens are also edible.
There are a few varieties that vary in terms of taste and the production process and they are all easily produced in the US.
- They are not the same thing as green onions
- They don’t make you cry when chopping
- Scallions lose Vitamin C as they mature