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Onions

Onions

In Season: Between sweet and storage varieties, onions can be found fresh all year Beloved for their intense flavor and aromatic smell, onions are consumed by the average American at the rate of 18.7 pounds per year. Sweet onions feature higher water and sugar content than storage onions, as well as less pyruvic acid, which comes from sulfur compounds in the soil. Pyruvic acid is the culprit responsible for tears and indigestion that some people experience with onions. A tip for the onion-lover trying to rid themselves of the telltale onion odor: rub your hands with lemon juice or salt and chew on a sprig of parsley. For more information, please visit:
www.onions-usa.org