Season: April to November
Description: Also known as scallions. Green onions provide vitamin C, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Vitamin C helps protect skin from bruising, helps heal cuts and keeps gums healthy. Eating foods with vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. Green onions also provide potassium and fiber. Potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure, and fiber helps control cholesterol and keeps you regular.
Selection: Green onions with slightly white ends and bright, green tips.
Storing: Refrigerate in plastic bag and use as soon as possible.