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Sweet Onion Source  

Review by Debbie Mazo


Sweet Onion Source 
Onions are a key ingredient in just about every cuisine. Sweet onions offer a subtle, fruity flavor ideal for all kinds of dishes. Find out how the ever-versatile sweet onion can enhance your cooking, when you visit the Sweet Onion Source.

For over 4,000 years, onions have been treasured for their healing qualities. Used in the past for everything from healing wounds to fighting pneumonia, onions are now highly recommended for preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer, and infections. At the Sweet Onion Source, you'll discover even more reasons to indulge in sweet onions like their healthy antioxidant compounds, sulfur and quercetin.

Sweet Onion SourceNot sure how to pick a ripe sweet onion? Click on Tips and Facts for all the pointers you'll ever need when it comes to buying and storing these tear-free onions. To select the best sweet onions, search for those that are light golden-brown with a shiny tissue-thin skin and firm, dry necks. For a unique way to store sweet onions, take a leg from a pair of clean, sheer pantyhose, drop an onion into the foot, tie a knot, and repeat as needed. Then, hang in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.

Check out the eclectic mix of kitchen-tested recipes at the site, and you can maximize the flexibility sweet onions have to offer. For a tart appetizer, toss the Steak and Sweet Onion Salad featuring thin slices of grilled flank steak and sliced sweet onions marinated in a dressing that includes lime juice, olive oil, and ginger. Serve a crowd-pleaser, when you fry up Golden Herb Crusted Sweet Onion Rings. Seasoned with herbs and Dijon mustard, these lightly battered rings cook up crisp and golden. Whether you use sweet onions from Hawaii or the Pacific Northwest in your food creations, the Sweet Onion Source is guaranteed to help bring out the flavor of these tasty golden bulbs.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].

Copyright © 2001, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.


    June 2001



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