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What is the difference between Onions and Scallions?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 19, 2020

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A. Boaz

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A. Boaz, Mechanical Engineer, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia

Answered Oct 08, 2019

Onions and Scallions are two examples of vegetables. Scallions are also onions, and they are most times called with different names. Scallions are known as spring onions, stick onions, green onions, etc. Scallion belongs to genus Allium, but its specie varies, and that's why we can have the different names listed above. On the other hand, Onion also belongs to genus Allium, and its specie is Allium Cepa, although there are other species of onions; Japanese onions, Egyptian onions,...Read More
 

N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley, Writer, Columbus

Answered Sep 10, 2019

Scallions do not form bulbs once they reach maturity. In Western countries, they are grown only as a salad onion or scallion, and they are already being gathered once there is a small bulb formation. Scallions are a smaller size than medium onions, and they can be cooked or eaten with mixed raw in salads. Scallions are mostly used in Asian cooking. The scallion is also used for sauces, sandwiches, and curries for just a simple stir fry of vegetables. Onions are being harvested once th...Read More
 

Samantha Stewart

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Answered Aug 22, 2019

Cooking is a activity that takes some skill. You need to make sure that you have flavor in your food. To do that, you can add things that have strong flavors to them. They could be spices or vegetables like onions. Onions are known for being so strong that people’s eyes usually start to water because the vegetable is so strong. An onion is round, but scallions which are also added to food, are long and have to be cut. They are most of the time sprinkled on top of the food and no...Read More
 

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