S & L Produce, Inc.

Onions (Green)

RETAIL

Green onions, also called scallions, are a popular addition to salads. Supplies are available year-round, peaking somewhat in may through July, with slightly smaller amounts in January and February.

Educate consumers about the different types of green onions. For commercial purposes, white varieties are used, including short-day types, such as crystal wax and eclipse; and long-day types, such as white sweet Spanish, southport, white globe and white Portugal.

Placement

Green onions should be sprinkled frequently to prevent the green tops from curling.

Promotion

Green onions can easily be incorporated into a display featuring all types of salad ingredients.

FOOD SERVICE

Raw green onions match well with meats, cheese, or fish. They can also be chopped and mixed with cottage cheese or boiled and served like asparagus. Green onions are extremely popular in Chinese dishes.

HANDLING

- Odor-producer (Do not store or transport odor-sensitive items with commodities that produce odors. Green onions produce odors that will be absorbed by corn, figs, grapes, mushrooms, and rhubarb.)

Green onions are highly perishable.

Necks should be medium-sized and well-blanched for 2 to 3 inches above the root.

NUTRITION

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the following content descriptors for green onions: fat-free, saturated fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol-free, low in calories, and high in vitamin C.

Details

Temp

32°F

Humidity

95-100%

Mist

Lightly (Not wrapped product)

Shelf Life

7-10 days

Nutrition

Serving Size:
1/4 cup chopped green onions (25g)

Calories

10

Total Fat

0g (%)

Saturated Fat

0g (%)

Cholesterol

0mg (%)

Sodium

5mg (0%)

Total Carbs

2g (1%)

Dietary Fiber

1g (4%)

Sugars

1g

Protein

0g (%)

Vitamin A

2%

Vitamin C

8%

Calcium

0%

Iron

0%

For reference only.
Percent values based on
2,000-calorie diet.