What differentiates sweet onion from table onions?
One of the questions that pops up when we talk about sweet onions is how they came to be known by this name. Today we’re going to explain this!
The sweet onion belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family along with the rest of onions, spring onions, chives, and leeks. And just like in all families each member is different! Do you want to know why sweet onions are different? Then read on…
Sweet onions have fewer sulphur compounds than table onions. These are the compounds that make your eyes water, so with sweet onions there are no more tears! And because they have less sulphur compounds sweet onions do not sting or leave an unpleasant aftertaste.
Sweet onions have all the advantages of table onions: they are low on calories, as their main component is water, have a high vitamin B and B6 content, along with vitamin C and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium, but their taste is mild and delicious!
At the Real Sweet Onion we work hard to offer the best sweet onions: more tender, crunchier, healthier and with a mild taste, perfect for any recipe, cooked or raw!