I believe majority of my readers knows exactly what scallion is while some doesn’t know what it is but must have heard about it before.
Scallions are vegetable of various Allium onion species. Scallions have a milder taste than most onions. I’ll like to make a quick clarification about misconception about Scallions.
Scallions, green onions and spring onions are not the same.
Scallion is commonly used in European, American and Asian cuisines. Every part of scallion is edible and it has a milder gentle taste and flavor than most onions.
They look very similar. Scallions are younger than green onions, because they were been harvested at an early stage of their growth. The difference between scallions and green onions and spring onions is simply their age. You can tell them apart by the width of the white bulb at the plant’s base. As it has spent less time in ground, a scallion’s white bulb will be slimmer than a green onion’s.
Green onions are a little older and green onions have a wilder white bulb at the bottom and it’s ovular in shape. Spring onions are more older than both green onions and scallions, they are both mature than both scallions and green onions but still could be referred to as young onion because, it’s been harvested before they could grow maturely.
- You can identify a spring onion by the small, round, white bulb at its bottom. It also appears to scallions and green onions.
Scallions contains several anti-oxidants.
Most common ways people prepare scallion is to use in salad or garnish. a lot of ways to use scallion actually, it is also used in cooking fries, soups and stews.
Scallions have very calories. Just like other vegetables and fruits Scallions are 90% water, it contains vitamins K and C and also contains Folate which is good for pregnancy.
Per 100 grams of Scallion
- Calories: 32
- Water: 89%
- Carbs: 7.3 gm
- Fiber: 2.6 gm
- Sugars: 2.3 gm
- Protein: 1.8 gm
- Fat: 0.2 gm
- Vitamin K: 173%
- Vitamin C: 21%
- Folate: 16%